GOProud executive director Jimmy LaSalvia says gay families "cannot afford four more years of Barack Obama."
For gay Americans, and for those who care about gay Americans, the choice for president is clear: Governor Mitt Romney.
While we applaud President Obama for supporting the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell — a failed policy that Governor Romney and his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan have said they will not reinstate — and while we give President Obama credit for coming to the Dick Cheney position on marriage equality, the truth is that Obama’s administration has been devastating for average gay people and their families.
Many gay Americans simply do not have the luxury to make gay marriage their number one issue. Many gay Americans — like their straight counterparts — simply cannot afford four more years of Barack Obama.
LaSalvia cites a study that shows five times more LGBT voters consider employment and the economy more urgent than redefining marriage.
President Obama wants this election to be about divisive social issues, because his record on jobs and the economy is indefensible. But at this critical juncture, we need a president with the experience and expertise to turn the economy around. Someone who knows how free markets work. Mitt Romney is that candidate.
Recently, Harris Interactive released a poll of 1,190 LGBT voters conducted for Logo TV. The poll confirms exactly what we have been saying for years now — gay voters aren’t simply concerned with marriage. About 32% of respondents selected jobs or the economy as the most important issue in deciding their 2012 presidential election vote. Only 6% said that same-sex marriage was the most important issue.We don't need to redefine marriage. We need to reignite our economic engine.