The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) claims
Mitt Romney is lying when it comes to gay rights.
HRC, the nation's largest gay rights
advocate, made the allegation in a video released Sunday.
The 2-minute ad begins with Romney
disavowing discrimination based on sexual orientation.
“But if people are looking for
someone who will discriminate against gays or will in any way try and
suggest that people that have different sexual orientation don't have
full rights in this country, they won't find that in me,” Romney is
seen saying in the NBC/Facebook Republican debate held in January.
That image of Romney is shattered as
the words “NONE OF WHAT HE SAID IS TRUE” crash through.
“For same-sex couples, I don't want
civil unions or gay marriage,” Romney is seen saying in a Fox News
He is quote in a 2006 National
Review article as saying that he is opposed to the Employment
Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would outlaw workplace
discrimination based on sexual orientation. (The current version
includes gender identity, as well.)
“No, I don't see the need for new or
special legislation. My experience over the past several years as
governor has convinced me that ENDA would be an overly broad law that
would open a litigation floodgate and unfairly penalize employers at
the hands of activist judges.”
And the most damning evidence comes
from a 2011 Piers Morgan Tonight interview in which Romney
blames the gay community for making his objections look anti-gay.
“The gay community changed their
perspective as to what they wanted,” Romney says in defending his
“According to Mitt Romney, the LGBT
community should just be content with the status quo,” the ad
states. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
our video library for more videos.)