Today, the National Board of Directors of the Log Cabin Republicans – the country’s largest LGBT Republican organization – has endorsed Mitt Romney for president. This comes after Romney has said he would like to pass a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. His running mate Paul Ryan has also said he opposes LGBT rights.
“The decision to endorse is the right one for our members, our community, and for the nation as a whole,” says Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper. “Despite our disagreement with Governor Romney on the issue of marriage, on balance it is clear that in today’s economic climate, concern for the future of our country must be the highest priority. We are Republicans, and we agree with Governor Romney’s vision for America in which success is a virtue, equal opportunity is ensured, and leaders recognize that it is the American people, not government, that build our nation and fuel its prosperity. On issues of particular concern to the LGBT community, we believe Governor Romney will move the ball forward compared to past Republican presidents. No matter who is in the White House, it is crucial our community always has a credible voice speaking out on behalf of LGBT Americans. Log Cabin Republicans will be that voice to President Mitt Romney.”
The group has actually made a 360 on Romney, having once criticized him for his increasingly more conservative views just a few short years ago (click here to watch the ad).
Click here to read the full endorsement.
What do you think? Is Romney a good choice for LGBT Americans?