Our friends at GOProud were enthusiastic about Mitt Romney’s remarks on gay people in this morning’s debate. In a release, they cited something the presidential candidate said beyond the commentary he offered on marriage last night:
After pointing out that while Massachusetts’s governor, a member of his cabinet was gay and he appointed judges regardless of sexual orientation, he said,
“If people are looking for someone who will discriminate against gays or will in any way try and suggest that people — that have different sexual orientation don’t have full rights in this country, they won’t find that in me.”
This led the group’s Executive Director, Jimmy LaSalvia (who has himself endorsed Romney) to comment:
We thank Governor Romney for having the political courage to speak up for gay Americans. He made it crystal clear this morning that he will be the type of President that gay people, and those who care about gays and lesbians in this country, can trust and be proud of.
On issue after issue – whether it’s the economy, jobs, taxes, energy, healthcare or retirement security – Mitt Romney is offering common-sense conservative plans that will improve the lives of all Americans – gay or straight.
Smart strategy to praise the candidate for what he has said. Should help them gain influence since the candidate win election to the White House.