Governor Romney and The Gays

“I don’t really care what you tell your adopted daughter. Why don’t you just tell her the same thing you’ve been telling her the last eight years.”

That's what Mitt Romney said to Julie Goodridge, when she and other gays and lesbians met with the-then governor of Massachusetts in an attempt to get him to come around to the pro side of marriage equality in 2004. A harsh, flippant statement made all the worse by the fact that had he bothered to listen to Goodridge's story, he would have known she was the biological mother of her daughter Annie, and that her then- partner Hillary had been denied hospital visitation. Which of course, is partly why she and the other plaintiffs wanted marriage equality and were standing in front of him in the first place.

But such was life for the gays under the leadership of Romney. Save for Log Cabin Republicans (maybe that's why they're convinced Mitt will honor his back alley deal and do right by them), who, according to a Boston Spirit piece chronicling his time as governor, he felt comfortable around because "leadership positions are often held by white males who could 'pass' as straight in casual social settings." 

Though before those gals celebrate, they should think of Romney's remarks about gays who dare to raise children. "Some gays are actually having children. It's not right on paper. It's not right in fact." Log Cabin Republicans, this is where your faith is.