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Mitt Romney vs. the Public on Gay and Transgender Equality

Candidate's Views Out of Sync With the Majority of Americans

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Mitt Romney vs. the public on gay and transgender equality

Endnotes

[1] Letter from Mitt Romney to Members of the Log Cabin Club of Massachusetts, October 6, 1994, available at http://www.boston.com/news/daily/11/romneyletterbaywindows.pdf.
[2] Michael Barbaro, "Romney Reaffirms Opposition to Marriage, or Unions, for Gay Couples," The New York Times, May 9, 2012, available at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/10/us/politics/romney-reaffirms-opposition-to-marriage-or-similar-for-gay-couples.html.
[3] Gallup, “Half of Americans Support Legal Gay Marriage,” May 8, 2012, available at http://www.gallup.com/poll/154529/ half-americans-support-legal-gay-marriage.aspx.
[4] Average of Gallup, ABC, NBC, and CNN poll.
[5] Frank Phillips, “Romney’s stance on civil unions draws fire,” The Boston Globe, February 23, 2005, available at http://web.archive.org/web/20090406222646/http:/www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/02/23/romneys_stance_on_civil_unions_draws_fire.
[6] Ibid.
[7] Raphael Lewis, “Romney backs new effort to prohibit gay marriages,” The Boston Globe, June 17, 2005, available at http://www.boston.com/yourlife/weddings/articles/2005/06/17/romney_backs_new_effort_to_prohibit_gay_marriages.
[8] “Values,” available at http://www.mittromney.com/issues/values.
[9] Movement Advancement Project, “The Momentum Report 2009 Edition: An Analysis of Key Indicators of LGBT Equality in the U.S.” (2009), available at http://lgbtmap.org/file/momentum-report-2009.pdf.
[10] Jeff Krehely, “Polls Show Huge Public Support for Gay and Transgender Workplace Protections” (Washington: Center for American Progress, 2011), available at http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/06/protection_poll.html.
[11] Letter from Mitt Romney to Members of the Log Cabin Club of Massachusetts.
[12] "Meet the Press transcript for Dec. 16, 2007," MSNBC, December 16, 2007, available at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22273924/ns/meet_the_press/t/meet-press-transcript-dec/#.UAl3N9VQQ5b.
[13] Ben Adler, “Does Romney Oppose Discrimination Against Gays?”, The Nation, December 19, 2011, available at http://www.thenation.com/blog/165244/does-romney-oppose-discrimination-against-gays.

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