Mitt Romney doesn’t care about gay people

No, seriously — he even said so. In a past encounter that Boston Spirit found between Romney and two plaintiffs whose case led to marriage equality in Massachusetts, the level of insensitivity and apathy for these individuals’ lives is truly striking. Take his conversation with Julie Goodridge, for example:

GOODRIDGE: Governor Romney, tell me — what would you suggest I say to my 8 year-old daughter about why her mommy and her ma can’t get married because you, the governor of her state, are going to block our marriage?

ROMNEY: I don’t really care what you tell your adopted daughter. Why don’t you just tell her the same thing you’ve been telling her the last eight years.

David Wilson, the other plaintiff, reported Romney also exclaimed at one point, “I didn’t know you had families.” He said talking to Romney, “was like talking to a robot. No expression, no feeling.”

We shouldn’t find this too surprising considering the fact that Romney’s policy positions on LGBT rights are dismal (if not completely absent), but I do think it’s important to point out just how out of touch he is — and just how little he cares — about the lives of other people in this country who, well, aren’t him. Think Progress reminds of when Ardith Wieworka was being fired by Romney’s administration oh-so-conveniently right after she married her partner, and the administration explained why — they wanted someone more “like them.”

Mitt Romney: Clearly for the people. (Gays, women and other people with uteri, immigrants, poor people and 2,939,024,302 other communities not included.)


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  • Smiley

    I think you are being a little harsh.

    What he thinks about gay marriage is not relevant here. You can agree or disagree with his views, but his reply is not as illogical as you make out.

    First, the question was loaded; it was not neutral. Second, saying that you don’t really care about what the other person says is perfectly OK.

    Reverse the roles. If you were asked, by a man, ‘what do I say to my little son about his little sister who was brutally murdered in the womb’, I think you might very well reply along the same lines: ‘I don’t really care what you say to him’.

    If it is right to reply to an anti-abortionist in that way, then I don’t really see why an anti-gay-marriage person should be expected to reply any differently.