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Gay donor unwilling to bankroll Mitt's plan to keep him unequal

by Jeremy Hooper
(CNN) – A well-known, openly gay supporter of Mitt Romney in New York has decided to withdraw his support for Romney and back President Barack Obama instead.
Romney donor pulls support, backs Obama, over same-sex marriage [CNN]

I suspect this, a publicly noticeable back-out, is representative of countless more fair-minded financiers who will think twice before attaching their names and means to discrimination. And I don't think the two campaigns' bleeding will be anywhere close to a wash, either. Those who'd be more inclined to penalize Obama already thought he supported same-sex marriage anyway; those who were more inclined to support Mitt, despite his stated stance, had some hope that maybe he'd come around a bit after the primary. But when the President went forward, the challenger went to Liberty University. When the President signed on to equality, the challenger signed on to a promise to bring back a twice-failed Federal Marriage Amendment. When the President returned to his mid-'90s position of full equality, the challenger demolished his mid-'90s vow to be better on LGBT rights than Ted Kennedy.

The positions have come into focus. Let the campaign coin fall where it may.

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