2012 Presidential Election
The 2012 Presidential election is very important for lesbian, gay,
bisexual, and transgender Americans who want to achieve equal
rights because the differences between the candidates are well-defined and numerous.
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE POSITIONS ON EQUALITY GOALS
Click on a candidate's name to view quotes by the candidate of interest
to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans. Click on a goal
to learn more details about it.
DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT OBAMA-BIDEN AND ROMNEY-RYAN ON LGBT RIGHTS
THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IS CRITICAL FOR LGBT AMERICANS...
- The next President needs to complete the job of bringing full equality under the law for LGBT Americans.
- Governor Romney has promised to champion a Federal Marriage Amendment and opposes same-gender marriage and even civil unions.
- Governor Romney opposes the Employment Non-Discrimination Act as he thinks that this should be left to the states (despite that other groups that are highly discriminated have federal protection).
- While a handful of Republicans in the House or Senate may vote for some LGBT legislation, if the Republicans control the House or Senate, they are extremely unlikely to bring any LGBT legislation for a vote on that chamber.
- Governor Romney has pledged to appoint to the US Supreme Court and the federal bench only conservative judges like Scalia, Thomas, Alito, and Roberts. He is serious about it as he has appointed Robert Bork as chair of his Judicial Advisory Committee. THIS WOULD BRING TO A STOP PROGRESS IN EQUALITY FOR 20 YEARS.
WHAT EACH CANDIDATE'S WEBSITE SAYS
The candidate's websites tell a very revealing story about the importance that a candidate places on a constituency:
President's Obama campaign website:
Governor's Romney campaign website:
CHECK THE FACTS
There is an active campaign to smear President Obama. Check the facts on this site and refute the lies.
Check also: Endorsement Criteria | Endorsed Candidates | Candidates to Defeat
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