Over the past two days, the Human Rights Campaign has compared President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s stances on issues of equality – covering bullying and hate crimes so far – but, reminds us that vice-presidential hopeful Paul Ryan is just as anti-LGBT as the top of the ticket.
The HRC offers this look at Ryan’s record in the House of Representatives:
- Ryan voted against hate crimes protections for LGBT people twice;
- Ryan does not support marriage equality – in fact, he has twice supported the Federal Marriage Amendment that would ban loving, committed same-sex couples from marrying, and he supported a similar constitutional amendment in his home state of Wisconsin;
- Ryan voted in favor of banning gay and lesbian couples from adopting in the nation’s capital; and
- Ryan voted against repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
While on the campaign trail, Ryan has frequently spoken out against marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples.
More from the HRC is here →