New Poll: Romney Trusted Most with Gay Marriage
A new poll shows that GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is the most trusted candidate on gay marriage, beating frontrunner Newt Gingrich, according to the Washington Post/ABC News poll.
Twenty-five percent of learned Republicans said they trust Romney with several social issues, including gay marriage and abortion. Gingrich came in second place with 15 percent and Michele Bachmann in third with 13 percent. Ron Paul was close behind with 12 percent of the vote and Rick Perry and Rick Santorum finished in the bottom of the poll with 7 and 4 percent respectively.
It seems Romney’s views on gay marriage changed often, according to a Dec. 13 article by EDGE. The GOP candidate says he supports gay rights but is against same-sex marriage.
Several LGBT organizations are confused by Romney’s stance on gay marriage and equal rights, especially since Romney was governor of Massachusetts and allowed town clerks to issue marriage license when the state legalized same-sex marriage.
A project manager at the Marriage Equality USA organization, Ned Flaherty, questioned Romney and his views on supporting employment rights but also backing the Defense of Marriage Act.