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Stonewall Democrats: GOP Have 'Most Reactionary Anti-LGBT Platform'


GOProud executive director Jimmy LaSalvia had only nice things to say about Mitt Romney's RNC speech last night.

After watching the Republican Party's nominee address the crowd in Tampa, LaSalvia told The Washington Blade, "Tonight, [Romney] reminded us of exactly why this endorsement was such an easy one for our organization."

"Simply put, Mitt Romney has the experience and vision necessary to lead our country, especially in these difficult economic times," he said.

Jerame Davis, the National Stonewall Democrats' executive director, naturally had quite a different take, telling the paper that Romney and Ryan represent the "most reactionary anti-LGBT platform in politics".

"Mitt Romney’s speech capped a bizarre and meandering GOP convention with shallow references to ‘defending’ or ‘honoring” marriage,” he said.

What they’re not saying in primetime is that this Romney-Ryan ticket comes with the most reactionary anti-LGBT platform in politics. Gay Republicans had to admit defeat in their attempts to moderate the GOP at this year’s convention; Democrats, however, have the most pro-LGBT platform and presidential candidate in histor.

For those unfamiliar with Romney's discriminatory politics, HRC yesterday published a handy reference.

Anti-LGBT rhetoric was also seen in Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's introduction to Romney. In his remarks, Rubio declared, "We’re bound together by common values. That family is the most important institution in society. That almighty God is the source of all we have.” That sounds a lot like what Paul Ryan said in his own speech.

Watch Rubio's appearance AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. Hello homocons, They're just not that into you.

    Posted by: Sammy | Aug 31, 2012 11:15:49 AM

  2. For a longer discussion of Romney's views about the LGBT community see MittGetsWorse.org and the corresponding Facebook page.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Aug 31, 2012 11:19:35 AM

  3. Official GOProud Statement:

    "It was easy for us to throw our support to Mitt Romney. His anti-gay stance reminds us of the anti-gay stance of our own families. We will not be actively supported, but we'll be tolerated just as long as we don't ever demand Equality. We may even have bans put in place that limit our freedom and equality even further, but that's ok, because we just want to be in the same room as these people, even if we're treated as less than The Help."


    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Aug 31, 2012 11:22:20 AM

  4. Romney stated in his speech last night that he will "guarantee America's first liberty: the freedom of religion". Actually, that sounds like he will guarantee only one-half of that liberty -- the other half, that he failed to mention, being the freedom FROM religion.

    Posted by: Jed | Aug 31, 2012 12:32:25 PM

  5. The American Taliban Party is not into the gays.

    Posted by: GUEST | Aug 31, 2012 3:43:17 PM

  6. Based on Little Kiwi's quote - Dan Savage was charitable in calling GOProud "house faaggots". And I'm sure they don't know why.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Sep 3, 2012 11:55:04 AM

  7. The 9 anti-LGBT planks adopted by the Republican Party last week are conveniently summarized at:


    Posted by: Ned Flaherty | Sep 3, 2012 10:31:07 PM

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