Dan Savage has described GOP
presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a homophobe.
Savage, a co-founder of the It Gets
Better Project and editor of Seattle alternative The Stranger,
made his comments during an appearance on cabler Current's Say
“Is Mitt Romney really anti-gay or
just 47 percent anti-gay?” guest host John Fugelsang asked.
“I think he's 100 percent anti-gay,”
Savage answered. “I don't make a distinction between an honest
bigot and a dishonest bigot. The bigotry is just the same.”
Savage went on explain that his father
has previously argued that Republican politicians such as George Bush
and now Mitt Romney don't really hate gay people.
“I always tell him that whether
someone punches you in the nose because they really hate you or they
punch you in the nose because they want to impress people who hate
you, you still have broken goddam nose.”
“His policies are homophobic and by
my estimation that man is a homophobe,” Savage added. (The video
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