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07/31/2006

African Americans join us in knowing what it feels like to be hurt by a Mitt

by Jeremy Hooper

   Mass. Governor Mitt Romney, he who supports numerous anti-gay initiatives and policies, this weekend drew the ire of African American civil rights groups for referring to a problematic construction project as a "tar baby."

Those associated with Romney say the governor was unaware that many folks find the term offensive. This being the case, we want to go ahead and make Mitt aware that we find his assertions that gays choose their lifestyle, his support for a ban on his state's legal marriages, his financial support for marriage bans in states that he hopes will support him in his presidential aspirations, his attempts to allow Catholic Charities the right to sidestep the state's nondiscrimination law and ban gays from adoption, and most every other policy he has made in terms of gay rights to be offensive, so that there is no confusion. That way when society progresses and his future self tries to backpedal and deny his hurtful comments and positions circa 2006, he won't be able to say that he didn't know any better.

"Tar baby" quip lands Mitt in muddle: Black leaders rip Gov [Boston Globe]

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