The campaigns of Ron Paul, Newt
Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman have selected gay Republicans
as delegate candidates to next year's Republican National Convention
(RNC), gay weekly The
Washington Blade reported.
Log Cabin Republicans Executive
Director R. Clarke Cooper was selected as an alternate delegate
candidate by Huntsman's D.C. campaign. Gay Republican David Black is
running as a delegate candidate pledged to Huntsman.
Huntsman, President Obama's former
ambassador to China, supports civil unions for gay and lesbian
Huntsman believes gay marriage ban DOMA is “useful.”)
“Huntsman is a conservative hero who
can unite the broader conservative movement and secure the votes
necessary to beat Obama in 2012,” Cooper said. “Further,
Huntsman believes in the equality of people born under the same
constitution and is a strong Republican voice for the LGBT
Marc Morgan and Timothy Day, who have
run unsuccessfully in 2010 for seats on the D.C. City Council, have
been selected by the Gingrich campaign. Rachel Hoff is running as a
delegate candidate and activists Jose Cunningham and David Trebing
are running as alternate delegate candidates pledged to Romney.
Ron Paul's campaign recruited Terry
Tahir to run as a delegate candidate in the District's April 3
Democrats will select delegates at a
March 3 Democratic caucus.