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GOProud Co-Founder Jimmy LaSalvia Suddenly Thinks Gay Marriage is an Important Republican Issue: VIDEO

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GOProud co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia, who has called same-sex marriage a "distraction" issue while trumpeting his group's allegiance to Mitt Romney, suddenly thinks it's a Republican issue.

Said LaSalvia to the WSJ in a post-election interview about marriage:

“Singer Kelly Clarkson, a single woman who was asked while she was on her tour who she was voting for. She said well I'm a Republican at heart but I'll probably vote for Obama because I have a lot of gay friends. And so I think that [marriage equality] is an issue that everyone is considering. And especially because everyone has gay friends and family."

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GOProud Co-Founder Jimmy LaSalvia Pumps Gay Republican Support for Romney on 'FOX and Friends': VIDEO

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Jimmy LaSalvia, co-founder of gay conservative group GOProud sat down with Gretchen Carlson on FOX & Friends this morning to talk about his lack of surprise that no questions about LGBT rights were discussed at last night's debate and pump up gay Republican support for Mitt Romney.

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GOProud's LaSalvia Says Romney Will Bring Gays Jobs, Dates: VIDEO

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It's clear by now that marriage equality is not high on GOProud leader Jimmy LaSalvia's list of political priorities. LaSalvia said in Junes that liberals and Democrats talk about the issue because it's a welcome "distraction" from more bread and butter concerns.

CNN's Piers Morgan wanted more explanation, though, and asked LaSalvia, "How can you really support a ticket which is so resolutely opposed not just to gay marriage but to most gay rights?: In response, LaSalvia offered this:

Here's the deal… The answer is you gotta have a date before you get married. Everyone knows you can't get a date without a job. … Gay Americans are living in the Obama economy and that's the reality that all voters are facing when they go into the voting booth.

Odd, I know unemployed people who go on dates. They're not fancy dates, but they are dates.

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GOProud Leader Says Liberals Talk About Gay Marriage To 'Distract' From Economy: VIDEO

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Jimmy LaSalvia tried last night to explain why he and his allies in GOProud, a gay conservative group, endorsed anti-gay marriage Mitt Romney.

"[Romney] has [in the past] demonstrated that he believes we're a part of America" and the marriage debate is simply a distraction, LaSalvia told The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur.

"I know that you want to talk about this issue and the president wants to talk about this issue because the president's record on jobs and the economy and the debt crisis is indefensible," he said. "And I know that's why all the liberals in Washington and across the country want to talk about issues like gay marriage and contraception and everything else to divert attention from the issues that are facing us all."

Later, while discussing gay foreign policy advisor Richard Grenell leaving Romney's campaign after a conservative firestorm, Uygur declares, "[The Republicans] don't like you, Jimmy; they hate you!"

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Gay Conservative Group GOProud Endorses Mitt Romney

Gay conservative group GOProud this morning endorsed Mitt Romney for president, pledging "significant resources" to his election:

1-Jimmy-LaSalviaSaid Jimmy LaSalvia, GOProud Executive Director in a press release announcing the endorsement: 

“Most gay Americans – like their straight counterparts – are not better off than they were 4 years agoThe truth is that gay people are living in the disastrous failed Obama economy too. President Obama and his friends on the left want this election to be about divisive social issues, because the President’s record on jobs and the economy is indefensible. At this critical juncture, we need a President with the experience and expertise to turn this economy around.  Someone who knows how the free markets work – former Governor Mitt Romney is that candidate.

“Not only does President Obama not understand how the free markets work – he is openly hostile to free market capitalism. President Obama’s repeated attacks on Governor Romney’s private sector record underscore this President’s fundamental lack of understanding of how our economy works.  Instead of demonizing free markets, President Obama should be focused on creating an economic environment that encourages free market investments and creates jobs. It is clear that the ‘hope and change’ of candidate Obama in 2008, has been replaced with ‘jealousy and envy.'  Obama’s divisive attacks appeal to the absolute worst in Americans.

"The truth is that this election is too important to wait or to sit on the sidelines. We plan on spending every day between now and November working to make Obama a one term President. For far too long, the gay left in this country has been allowed to dictate what they believe qualify as ‘gay issues.’  We think that jobs, the economy, healthcare, retirement security and taxes are all ‘gay issues,’ and on every single one of those issues, Mitt Romney is light years better than President Obama.

"We don’t agree with Governor Romney on every single issue – indeed we disagree strongly with him on his support for a federal marriage amendment and we have urged Romney publicly to take bolder and more conservative stances on tax reform, entitlement reform and spending."

Two board members reportedly voted against the endorsement, one of them being co-founder Chris Barron: “While I voted to endorse Governor Gary Johnson, and will continue to personally support his campaign, I understand and respect the decision of the GOProud Board . I appreciate the thoughtfulness the Board of Directors of GOProud put into this decision.”


Thomas Roberts Discusses Republican Support for Marriage Equality with GOProud's Jimmy LaSalvia: VIDEO

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Thomas Roberts had GOProud's Jimmy LaSalvia on today to discuss the marriage equality SuperPAC recently announced by Paul Singer, as well as romney's refusal to embrace it.

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