Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank says in
a new ad that Mitt Romney has “no principles” when it comes to
The 72-year-old Frank has the
distinction of being the first congressman to voluntarily come out
gay and the first sitting member of Congress to enter into a marriage
with a member of the same sex. He retired from Congress this year
and won't return next year.
“It is clear, if you want to sum up
his evolution on LGBT rights, 'Mitt gets worse' is a very accurate
phrase,” Frank says in the 5-minute video released Thursday by the
Mitt Gets Worse campaign.
Frank says Romney has been “especially
inconsistent” on LGBT rights.
After noting that Romney said in 1994 that he would be “better on LGBT rights than [Senator] Ted
Kennedy,” he then adds: “He has never been in favor of any
legislation or executive order that would advance our rights. Zero.
“This is a man who has no principles
on this subject. How do you go from saying I'll be a better advocate
than Ted Kennedy to not even endorsing an anti-discrimination in
employment law? He will get as bad as he has to be for political
advantage,” Frank says. (The video is embedded on this page.
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Romney's gay rights record targeted in Mitt Gets Worse campaign.)