Log Cabin Republicans endorses Romney for president

The Log Cabin Republicans, a queer caucus in the GOP, has endorsed Mitt Romney for president. Romney’s vision for America is in-line with the goals and aspirations of the LCR, said Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper in an emailed announcement.

“The decision to endorse is the right one for our members, our community, and for the nation as a whole. Despite our disagreement with Governor Romney on the issue of marriage, on balance it is clear that in today’s economic climate, concern for the future of our country must be the highest priority,” he said. “We are Republicans, and we agree with Governor Romney’s vision for America in which success is a virtue, equal opportunity is ensured and leaders recognize that it is the American people, not government, that build our nation and fuel its prosperity.”

Representatives for the Stonewall Democrats, queer caucus in the Democratic Party, fired back and called the endorsement, “shameful” and “insulting.”

“Mitt Romney stands for nothing positive for LGBT people. He supports a federal marriage amendment, which was a reason the LCR refused to endorse George W. Bush in 2004. (Romney) supports McCarthy-like investigations into our community for evidence of ‘harassment of Christians’. He opposes the repeal of the (Defense of Marriage Act). He opposes the (Employment Non-Discrimination Act),” said National Stonewall Democrats Executive Director Jerame Davis. “He’s even said things as basic as the right to visit your sick or dying loved one in the hospital is a ‘privilege’ and not a right. On top of all of that, Mitt Romney is a liar. He has told so many untruths and changed his positions so many times throughout this campaign, how can Log Cabin – or anyone – trust a word he would say?”

Recent polling has the presidential race too close to call. The LCR did not endorse any other candidates on Utah ballots.

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