You, Sir, are no Ted Kennedy

You, Sir, are no Ted Kennedy

When Romney ran against Ted Kennedy in 1994, his campaign promises included being better for LGBT equality than his opponent — a stark contrast to Romney’s record ever since. Romney made the bold claim in a letter to the Log Cabin Republicans. Then, Mitt Got Worse.


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Romney Promised To Be More Supportive Of Gay Rights Than Kennedy. “According to Politifact, “As with our previous ruling on this same attack, we find it Mostly True. McCain is right that Romney promised to be more supportive of gay rights than Kennedy had been, but he loses some points by using the term ‘special rights.’ What Romney actually advocated was equality for gay and lesbian Americans; nothing ‘special.’” [Politifact, 1/31/08]

Romney Used To Support Gay And Lesbian Rights. According to the Boston Globe, “When he ran against Ted Kennedy for the Senate in 1994, Romney wrote a letter to the Massachusetts Log Cabin Club, pledging that as ‘we seek to establish full equality for American gay and lesbian citizens, I will provide more effective leadership than my opponent.’ [Boston Globe, 11/26/06]

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