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Gay political group endorses Mitt Romney for President

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 acknowledged that Romney's current positions on gay rights issues make him a less-than-desirable candidate for gay voters but vowed to continue pressuring the Republican to drop support for a federal marriage amendment.

“We don’t agree with Governor Romney on every single issue – indeed with disagree strongly with him on his support for a federal marriage amendment and we have urged Romney publicly to take bolder and more conservative stances on tax reform, entitlement reform and spending,” said LaSalvia.

Two GOProud boardmembers voted against the endorsement, according the group.

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