Gay GOP group GOProud has endorsed the Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

The group endorsed Romney, the likely Republican nominee, for president in June.

In a Fox News appearance, executive director Jimmy LaSalvia explained that “all Americans are living in the Obama economy. And we got to come together and fix that and it starts with the election in November and electing Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to replace our failed president.”

When asked whether GOProud considered President Obama's support for gay marriage in making its decision, LaSalvia said the president is forced to discuss social issues because he cannot defend his own policies.

“This election is down to more than one issue,” LaSalvia said. “But the president has to talk about things like gay marriage or birth control or, you know, chicken sandwiches, because he can't defend his record on jobs and the economy.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)