Mitt Romney vs. the Public on Gay and Transgender Equality

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

Mitt Romney vs. the public on gay and transgender equality


[1] Letter from Mitt Romney to Members of the Log Cabin Club of Massachusetts, October 6, 1994, available at
[2] Michael Barbaro, "Romney Reaffirms Opposition to Marriage, or Unions, for Gay Couples," The New York Times, May 9, 2012, available at
[3] Gallup, “Half of Americans Support Legal Gay Marriage,” May 8, 2012, available at 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
[6] Ibid.
[7] Raphael Lewis, “Romney backs new effort to prohibit gay marriages,” The Boston Globe, June 17, 2005, available at
[8] “Values,” available at
[9] Movement Advancement Project, “The Momentum Report 2009 Edition: An Analysis of Key Indicators of LGBT Equality in the U.S.” (2009), available at
[10] Jeff Krehely, “Polls Show Huge Public Support for Gay and Transgender Workplace Protections” (Washington: Center for American Progress, 2011), available at
[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
[13] Ben Adler, “Does Romney Oppose Discrimination Against Gays?”, The Nation, December 19, 2011, available at