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Log Cabin endorses Romney; Stonewall Democrats call nod ‘shameful’

Mitt Romney endorsement

With just two weeks to go before the Nov. 6 general election, gay GOP group Log Cabin Republicans officially endorsed Mitt Romney to be the next president of the United States.

The endorsement was the topic of much speculation in recent weeks, as Romney, and nearly all of the other major Republican contenders during the primary season, signed a pledge to push toward a federal marriage amendment. Such a pledge caused the Log Cabin Republicans to withhold an endorsement of former president George W. Bush in the 2004 general election.

But the pledge was largely a non-issue for Log Cabin in 2012.

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Georgia Equality announces endorsements for July 31 primary

Georgia Equality, the state's largest LGBT political group, today announced its slate of endorsements for the July 31 primary election. Early voting is already underway and runs through July 27.

Georgia Equality's picks include three openly gay incumbent state lawmakers: Reps. Karla Drenner, Simone Bell and Keisha Waites, and one openly gay candidate, Ken Britt.

Georgia Equality chose not to endorse in the hotly contested race involving the state legislature's fourth openly gay member, Rep. Rashad Taylor, who thanks to Republican-controlled redistricting is pitted for reelection against fellow Democrat Rep. Pat Gardner, a longtime LGBT rights ally.

Georgia Equality also chose to endorse incumbent gay rights ally Rep. Margaret Kaiser over openly gay challenger William Phelps in that Democratic primary race.

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Gay political group endorses Romney

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GOProud, a national organization that advocates conservatism and gay inclusion in the Republican Party, announced today its endorsement of former Gov. Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.

“President Obama and his friends on the left want this election to be about divisive social issues, because the President’s record on jobs and the economy is indefensible,” Jimmy LaSalvia, GOProud executive director, said in a statement released today.

LaSalvia echoed the sentiment of many gay conservative voters.