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Stuart Stevens (left) with Mitt Romney.File photo by Charles Dharapak, AP

Romney strategist: Position on gay rights contributed to Election Day defeat

Monday, February 25, 2013
A chief strategist for Mitt Romney's failed presidential campaign said Monday that the Republican candidate's loss was all about policy, and that evolution on policy positions, such as same-sex marriage, is necessary to revive the GOP. [ Read more → ]

Autopsy on an election: Ten things we learned in 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012
The culture war is over. For real. GOP strategist Karl Rove needs to tear that chapter from his playbook and burn it in the nearest fireplace. The tired old tactics of the Far Right to demonize LGBT Americans and minorities no longer work. Just look at the ballot box on Nov. 6 for proof... [ Read more → ]

Four more years: President Obama elected to second term

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Barack Obama won re-election to the White House for a second term on Tuesday evening, according to major media outlets, bringing to an end a tumultuous campaign against Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. [ Read more → ]

The audacity of hope for my rights: Why voting for Obama is so personal

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Today, there is only one choice for anyone who is gay and who wishes to be recognized as an equal citizen in this country: President Obama. He is the only sitting president to have publicly supported full equality for members of the LGBT communities through both legislation and endorsement of acts that provide equal protection, opportunity and benefits to LGBT people under the law. [ Read more → ]
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Nothing scarier than ‘President Romney’

Monday, November 5, 2012
From complete opposition to LGBT rights advances to the frightening prospect of a slew of Supreme Court appointments to a litany of pro-gay advances that could be wiped away with the stroke of a pen, the prospect of a President Mitt Romney should be enough to motivate LGBT voters across the country to turn out in support of President Barack Obama’s critical second term... [ Read more → ]
Mitt Romney (left) and Barack Obama. File photos, by Michael Key, Washington Blade

Obama vs. Romney: Where the candidates stand on LGBT issues

Monday, November 5, 2012
The Washington Blade breaks down some of the most frequently cited LGBT issues and where each Presidential candidate stands on Marriage Equality, the Uniting American Families Act, ENDA, DADT and DOMA. [ Read more → ]

Obama’s lead widens among LGBT voters, reports Harris/Logo TV survey

Sunday, November 4, 2012
A follow-up poll conducted online in the United States by Harris Interactive, on behalf of Logo TV, shows that LGBT voters remain firmly on the side of supporting President Barack Obama for re-election. [ Read more → ]

Cast your vote – and let the chips fall…

Sunday, November 4, 2012
As gay Americans we need to remember those of our community who lived in times that were far beyond what I can imagine. These are the sweet brave souls who fought the fight and made it easier for us; and now it is now our responsibility to pay it forward – to make it easier for those generations of our LGBTQ family who will carry-on long after we’re gone. Remember this as you cast your vote on Tuesday... [ Read more → ]

New HRC ad attacks Mitt Romney’s record on LGBT rights

Friday, November 2, 2012
WASHINGTON -- With the 2012 presidential election just days away, the Human Rights Campaign, America’s largest LGBT equality rights advocacy group, released a new ad attacking Mitt Romney record on LGBT rights. [ Read more → ]
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Mean Mitt is a rotten apple in a bad barrel

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
In reality, Mitt Romney is a nasty individual with radical ideas who seems to have little regard for animals, women, minorities, gays, and 47-percent of Americans whom he regards as bums who can get their healthcare in the Emergency Room. [ Read more → ]

In his own words: Mitt Romney’s bias against same-sex parents

Monday, October 29, 2012
In a recently uncovered campaign video from 2005, Mitt Romney -- who publicly said he opposed child-rearing by gay and lesbian couples -- told an audience in South Carolina that gay parenting is "not right on paper," and "not right in fact." [ Read more → ]

An LGBT guide to Election Night 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012
It’s a close race for the White House, a close race for Tammy Baldwin’s bid to the U.S. Senate, five unpredictable outcomes on marriage related votes, and an openly gay caucus in Congress that could total either three or six by the end of the evening. [ Read more → ]

The New York Times endorsement: ‘Barack Obama for re-election’

Saturday, October 27, 2012
The New York Times on Sunday officially endorses President Barack Obama for re-election. [ Read more → ]

HRC: Paul Ryan is ‘just as anti-LGBT as the top of the ticket’

Friday, October 26, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
R. Clarke CooperExecutive Director, Log Cabin Republicans.

Log Cabin Republicans: How the LGBT GOP group has abandoned gay rights

Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Log Cabin Republicans now have squandered their last ounce of potential credibility. After 35 years in their dysfunctional relationship with the Republican Party, these gay conservatives have gotten nowhere, and are unable to admit it. And the party, after 35 years of accepting their endorsements, endowments, and votes, still degrades, derides, derogates, and vilifies all LGBT people and their families, both in its platform and in its legislation. [ Read more → ]
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Report: Romney rejected birth certificates for gay parents; ordered invasive legal reviews

Thursday, October 25, 2012
BOSTON -- In 2003, while Governor of Massachusetts, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who publicly said he opposed child-rearing by gay and lesbian couples, insisted that his top legal staff individually review the circumstances of every birth to same-sex parents. [ Read more → ]

Log Cabin Republicans kidding themselves about a Romney Supreme Court

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I’m not surprised that the Log Cabin Republicans have gone against the best interests of LGBT Americans in endorsing Mitt Romney. Responding to their rationalization would normally not be worth the time, but one of their attempts at self-justification deserves a response... [ Read more → ]

Log Cabin Republicans endorse Mitt Romney for president

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Log Cabin Republicans on Tuesday announced their endorsement of GOP nominee Mitt Romney for President, despite the candidate's opposition to LGBT equality. [ Read more → ]
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Romney: Let states decide on hospital visitation rights for gay couples

Sunday, October 21, 2012
It's known that Mitt Romney stands against rights for LGBT people. He signed the National Organization for Marriage pledge to stand against marriage equality, appoint Supreme Court Justices who would also stand against equal rights for gays and lesbians and fight to write discrimination against us into the U.S. Constitution... [ Read more → ]
President Obama rallies supporters in Virginia. Washington Blade photo by Michael Key.

President Obama campaigns in Virginia on LGBT-inclusive vision

Friday, October 19, 2012
FAIRFAX, Va. — President Obama presented an LGBT-inclusive vision for the country Friday during a campaign rally in a battleground state that could help determine the outcome of the election. [ Read more → ]
Mitt Romney (left) and Barack Obama. File photos, by Michael Key, Washington Blade

LGBT issues again absent from presidential debate

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The town hall presidential debate on Tuesday night included references to social issues, such as women’s rights, immigration and gun violence but as in the previous debate, there was no explicit mention of LGBT issues. [ Read more → ]

Gay celebrities speak out on Obama’s LGBT accomplishments

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
In a new campaign video for President Barack Obama, celebrities Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Zachary Quinto, Chaz Bono, Wanda Sykes, George Takei, and Billie Jean King speak out about Obama's LGBT accomplishments. [ Read more → ]
Republican strategist Bay Buchanan.Washington Blade photo by Michael Key.

Bay Buchanan tells gay audience Mitt Romney will win presidency

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Republican strategist Bay Buchanan urged an audience of gay conservatives on Monday to remain optimistic that Mitt Romney will win the presidential race. [ Read more → ]
Lloyd Holman of Castle Rock, a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney, clashes with supporters of President Barack Obama shortly before the first Presidential Debate at the University of Denver Oct. 3. Photo by Sean Mullins, Out Front Colorado

Obama, Romney mix on economy, health care, style during Denver debate

Thursday, October 4, 2012
If the point of the first presidential debate was to establish a fundamental difference between President Barack Obama and his Republican opponent Gov. Mitt Romney, as moderator Jim Lehrer set out to do, it was achieved not in soaring rhetoric or memorable one-liners, but mostly by body language and attitude. [ Read more → ]
Mitt Romney (left) and Barack Obama. File photos, by Michael Key, Washington Blade

Will Obama, Romney talk marriage in upcoming debate?

Sunday, September 30, 2012
This week’s presidential debate could mark the first opportunity for President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to face off on marriage in a race in which LGBT issues have figured less prominently than previous elections. [ Read more → ]
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