Governor Mitt Romney’s views on homosexuality have come under increased scrutiny and created a buzz on political blogs after a series of articles indicating that the potential conservative GOP presidential candidate had expressed gay-friendly positions while running for the US Senate in 1994.
The latest report came in today’s editions of The New York Times, which details a 1994 letter Romney sent to the Log Cabin Club of Massachusetts, a GOP-leaning gay rights group, in which he wrote that he would be a stronger advocate for gays than his opponent at the time, US Senator Edward M. Kennedy, a long-time gay rights supporter.
“If we are to achieve the goals we share, we must make equality for gays and lesbians a mainstream concern,” Romney wrote, according to the Times report. “My opponent cannot do this. I can and will.”
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.