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Mitt Romney Was Totally For Gay Marriage Until Yesterday

Joe Sudbay from AmericaBlog points out that previous to signing the National Organization of Marriage’s pledge to fight marriage equality with every fiber of his being, GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney boasted that he’d be a great advocate for gay rights. Uh-huh…

… In his 1994 Senate campaign against Democrat Edward Kennedy that he would be a greater advocate for gay rights than Kennedy…

And, it wasn’t just back in 1994. Mitt courted the gays in 2002…

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.”…

While running for governor in 2002, Romney and his running mate, Kerry Healey, distributed pink fliers at a Gay Pride parade, declaring “Mitt and Kerry wish you a great Pride weekend.” He backed domestic partner benefits for public employees, winning the endorsement of the national Log Cabin Republicans. In his inaugural speech, he promised to defend civil rights “regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or race.”

As governor, he appointed openly gay and lesbian people to high-profile administration positions. He doubled the budget line item for the Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, until he tried to disband it last May — more political theater for the Republican right.

So, Romney was a big gay-lover just until the last two years when he decided he needed the religious right gay-haters in order to become president. Typical, pathetic Republican. They are a party that no longer believes in anything.

Did we mention that Romney has more flip-flops than an Old Navy? Last time we checked, he was also the front runner for the GOP nomination.