Tell Log Cabin Republicans to Refuse to Endorse Mitt Romney
  • Petitioned Peter Bertelsen

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Chairman of the Board
Peter Bertelsen
Deputy Executive Director
Christian Berle
Log Cabin Republicans
Clarke Cooper

Tell Log Cabin Republicans to Refuse to Endorse Mitt Romney

    1. Petition by

      National Stonewall Democrats

No candidate should get the support of any gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender organization if they have pledged to deny equality to our community. Mitt Romney has not only signed the hate-pledge proferred by the National Organziation for Marriage, he has also spoken out plainly that he does not support the freedom to marry or even civil unions.

With President Obama's announcement that he supports full marriage equality for same-sex couples, it is more important than ever for organizations representing LGBT Americans to not back down from anti-LGBT forces. 

In 2004, Log Cabin Republicans took a principled stand and refused to endorse George W. Bush for his support of a federal marriage amendment alone. These candidates have pledged to go farther than President Bush ever considered.

In 2008, Log Cabin Republicans ran thousands of dollars worth of television and radio ads against Mitt Romney and refused to support his candidacy. Since that time, Romney has only gotten worse on LGBT issues and has continued to flip flop his way to the right of the political spectrum.

Will Log Cabin Republicans follow its own precedent and refuse to endorse Mitt Romney?

Sign the pledge and tell Log Cabin Republicans they should never endorse anti-LGBT candidates who pledge to deny us equality.

Image Credit: Modified image of candidates courtesy of DonkeyHotey via Flickr

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Update to Petition

      We've updated this petition to reflect the fact that Mitt Romney is the only candidate left in the race. With Romney tacking farther to the right with each day, it's more important than ever to hold him accountable.

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. Activists call on GOP to not support ‘anti-LGBT GOP presidential candidates

      This is a great writeup about our petition with responses from Log Cabin Republicans and the National Organization for Marriage.

    5. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • mary gibbons ORANGE CITY, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      romney will say anything if he thinks the voters will elect him. Tell him we are not deaf, dumb and stupid. We're paying attention!!

    • jenifer flagella EDINBORO, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      It blows my mind that anyone would vote for a candidate who openly states that he doesn't think you deserve the rights of other Americans. Ridiculous.

    • denny o'brien COLUMBUS, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      yes mitt romney is a liar.

    • Nathan Babcock DETROIT, MI, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      i'm a gay man that happens to be a socially moderate Republican, BUT I encourage all part of the Log Cabin Republican chapter cause i'm a Log Cabin Republican supporter myself and to refuse to vote for him until he takes back his words on the an anti marriage equality pledge, and needs to support an an Inclusive V.P choice like Olympia Snowe

    • Donna Engler HAMILTON, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      It is unfair for any human being to be refused a right when they did not break any kind of law. Loving the same gender is not breaking a law. Attacking another person like Romney did now that is breaking a law. LOVE not HATE!!!!


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