[Speculation on how Romney was able to get the support of the Log Cabin Republicans]
Romney’s secret promise to gay Repubs: I’ll pass major gay rights law
Secret Romney Pact With Gay Republicans
[UPDATE: At the bottom of this post I have an update from Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association, a lead religious right group. They not very happy with Uncle Mitt. They're demanding a "flat, empathic, unemphatic, unambiguous denial from Romney himself. Please clarify for us all, Governor. Bottom line: we still need a clear, unambiguous, no loophole denial from Gov. Romney that he will support ENDA as president."]
Oh, Mitty, there you go again.
Ben Adler reports in the Nation today the remarkable news that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney apparently secured the endorsement of the lead gay Republican group, the Log Cabin Republicans, by privately promising them that he would support passage of a major piece of gay rights legislation, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
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It is currently legal under federal law, and in a number of states, to fire, not hire, and not promote someone because they’re gay or trans. ENDA bans that discrimination under federal law.
Romney has previously opposed ENDA, Paul Ryan previously supported it, then got beaten up by his own party and voted to kill it, and now refuses to say where he stands on the legislation.
Adler thought it odd that Log Cabin thought, per their statement endorsing Romney, that they could work with him to pass major gay rights legislation, so he called up Log Cabin’s executive director, R. Clark Cooper, to find out. Cooper, apparently, spilled the beans.