aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Saturday, February 26, 2005
Log Cabin integrity
I so respect the Log Cabin Republicans for their stand in the last election. Yesterday Gay Orbit pointed to them for highlighting this about Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney after a speech decrying gay marriage:
What happened to the Mitt Romney who ran for Governor supporting employment non-discrimination, hate crimes legislation, domestic partnerships, and civil union-like benefits for gay couples? We don’t need another flip-flopping politician,” said Sanchez.
Governor Romney’s own staff seemed to contradict the Governor’s comments in South Carolina. According to news reports, Romney Spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom said the Governor supports an amendment that includes legal protections for gay couples.
South Carolina? Sure does look like he’s readying for a run.
Gay Republican roundup
To be included, the individual must be:
- A Republican or conservative political activist
- Engaged in anti-gay advocacy or activism
- Gay or bi-sexual
- In the closet
Obviously the non-closeted members of the Log Cabin Republicans would not be included.
Here’s his list:
Name Anti-gay activities Status Dolan, Terry Ran NCPAC to elect far-right Republicans in the 1970’s when they were attacking gay victims of AIDS Died of AIDS Dreier, David Powerful Congressman who votes consistently against gay rights Closeted gay Guckert, James Wrote gay-bashing articles for right-wing Talon News service Gay prostitute Mehlman, Ken Ran George Bush’s 2004 campaign with anti-gay marriage as central issue; now Chairman of the Republican Party Closeted
Hat tip, the man who led me there: Mike Rogers at blogACTIVE.