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Romney Wins FL Primary Even As His Pro-Gay (And Anti-Gay) Past Emerges

Mitt Romney has been declared the winner of the Florida Republican Primary, taking 46.4% of the votes, to Newt Gingrich’s 31.9%, Rick Santorum’s 13.4% and Ron Paul’s 7%. (The other 2% probably voted for RuPaul.)Romney took a dig at President Obama in his victory speech, reports the Miami Herald, saying, “Mr. President, you were elected to lead, you chose to follow, and now it’s time to get out of the way.”

Do these guys seriously have, like no other plan for running the country than just taking potshots at the Democrats? ‘Cause that doesn’t help lower our health-insurance premium.

As the nomination gets closer and closer to becoming Romney’s to lose, his much-debated record on LGBT issues has been dissected by all corners. And evidence is surfacing that could put him in the ally or the enemy camp.

After Romney begrudgingly released his tax statements earlier this month, LGBT media outlets discovered he gave the anti-gay Massachusetts Family Institute a $10,000 donation. That’s not a huge amount given the size of the candidate’s wallet—but he did give more than $4 million to the Mormon Church, a major player in the passage of Prop 8.

Then again, it was just this week that a former Romney aide confirmed that a flyer—touting the onetime governor’s appearance at a Boston LGBT Pride parade in 2000—was in fact authentic. (Romney didn’t wind up attending.)

So is Mitt on our side and just keeping up appearances to win the election—or has he gone over to the Dark Side? And does it really matter which if he keeps up the act after taking office?

Believe us, we’re counting on an Obama victory come November, but we’d be foolish not to consider our options should things go south. How much do bloggers make in Canada, anyway?