Bay Windows, an LGBT newspaper in Boston has posted a lengthy article on its site detailing Mitt Romney’s long-time support of the gay political agenda.
The article notes that in 2002, the Romney for Governor Committee authorized campaign flyers that championed “gay pride.”
In 1994, Romney wrote to the Massachusetts Log Cabin Republicans and pledged to be a hero to the LGBT community. Romney is also quoted as saying:
“For some voters it might be enough for me to simply match my opponent’s record in this area. But I believe we can and must do better. If we are to achieve the goals we share, we must make equality for gays and lesbians a mainstream concern. My opponent cannot do this. I can and will.”
“I respect all people regardless of their differences,” Romney told Bay Windows in 1994. “There’s something to be said for having a Republican who supports civil rights in this broader context, including sexual orientation. …I think the gay community needs more support from the Republican party and I would be a voice in the Republican party to foster anti-discrimination efforts.”