Mitt signs anti-LGBT pledge, gains endorsement

Mitt signs anti-LGBT pledge, gains endorsement
In 2011, Mitt Romney signed the National Organization for Marriage’s pledge opposing same-sex marriage. Following this, the organization deemed Mitt a “Champion of Marriage”, and formally endorsed his run for Presidency.


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Romney was deemed a “Marriage Champion” after signing NOM’s anti-gay rights pledge. According to Think Progress, “Last August, Romney — along with Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum — signed NOM’s pledge to deny gays and lesbians equal rights under the law, as did Newt Gingrich in December. In return, NOM’s president, Brian Brown, deemed the candidate a ‘marriage champion.’”  [Think Progress, 03/27/12]

Romney was endorsed by the National Organization For Marriage. According to the Huffington Post, “On Wednesday morning, the National Organization for Marriage endorsed Mitt Romney, suggesting a possible renewal of ties between the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and the organization, the nation’s leading group fighting same-sex marriage. […]In its press release on Wednesday, the National Organization for Marriage described President Barack Obama as ‘an incumbent who has done virtually everything in his power to undermine the institution of marriage.’” [Huffington Post, 04/11/12]

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