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Barney Frank Blasts Mitt Romney's Offensive Record on LGBT Rights: VIDEO

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In a new video for the 'Mitt Gets Worse' campaign, Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) discusses Mitt Romney's non-record on LGBT rights as Governor of Massachusetts.

“I don’t really know that Mitt Romney dislikes gay people. [But he is] consumed by ambition and willing to trash minority groups and appeal to prejudice against them for political advancement.”

Writes the Mitt Gets Worse campaign:

In the five-and-a-half-minute video, Frank speculates that Romney might reinstitute the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban on openly gay members, lead passage of a constitutional amendment blocking same-sex marriages and invalidating existing nuptials, and nominate socially conservative Supreme Court justices who would make the court “shut” to LGBT Americans.

Says Frank: "He has never been in favor of any legislation or executive order that would advance our rights. Zero. None."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. An undecided moderate voting co-worker commented to me last week that he didn't think gay rights really mattered in thinking about the presidential race or other elected official races--that it shouldn't be a litmus test and really mattered in the marriage referendum states.

    For anyone still on the fence or still not actively campaigning for or donating to Democrats this year, just remember how many of our rights have been advanced because of the decisions of appointed judges. Elected officials nominate and approve those judges. The President also appoints the Cabinet heads, the solicitor general, and the heads of the many agencies that comprise the executive branch. If you think that those people aren't a critical determinant of how the LGBT community is treated, think again. As the election draws closer I think we need to re-emphasize as a community that these leaders are not just symbolically and rhetorically important, but also take actions that have a real, day-to-day effect on our lives.

    Posted by: Stefan | Sep 27, 2012 2:26:31 PM


  2. This is not news.

    Posted by: Monrob | Sep 28, 2012 9:00:40 AM


  3. Who is voting for Romney? http://celebrity-plugs.com/t/

    Posted by: Tim | Sep 28, 2012 9:15:08 PM


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