In a release pointing out that “Sean Bielat believes that marriage is a state issue and opposes a federal Constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage”, GOProud announced today that it is endorsing the Republican candidate running against the unhappy Barney Frank.
Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director of “the only national organization representing gay conservatives and their allies”, faulted the 15-term Democrat for supporting policies which destroy private-sector jobs.
If we really want to protect gay jobs we don’t need to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act [ENDA], we need to fire Barney Frank. . . . From his perch atop the Financial Services committee, Barney Frank was one of the architects of the financial meltdown that cost millions of Americans – including gay and lesbian workers – their jobs. Sean Bielat is a common-sense conservative who supports policies that will grow our economy, create jobs, and improve the lives of all Americans, but especially gay and lesbian Americans.
Not just that. LaSalvia noted that Bielat supports numerous reforms which help gay and lesbian Americans:
Sean Bielat supports free-market healthcare reforms that will make domestic partner benefits more available to gays and lesbians and will give individuals – not the government – more control over their healthcare. . . . Sean also supports reforms to Social Security, creating personal savings accounts allowing gays and lesbians couples to leave their Social Security to their partners or whoever else they choose – reform opposed by Barney Frank.
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