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Anti-Gay Santorum Catching Up to Flip-Flopping Romney


Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is gaining on the former GOP Presidential front-runner Mitt Romney. Two polls released Monday from Gallup and the Pew Research Center have the two candidates virtually tied.
 
According to a national CBS News/ New York Times Poll released today, Santorum is leading Romney byjust 3 points, which is within the poll’s margin of error.
 
Both candidates’ histories on LGBT rights are deplorable at best and could mean a reversal of the immenseprogress the movement has fought for and earned over the past four years.
 
The candidates have used their public platforms to spout vitriolic statements about the LGBT community in such a way that can only hint at what may come with a Santorum or Romney presidency.
 
Santorum has compared marriage equality to polygamy, has a long track record of criticizing LGBT families and adoption, and called the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, a means of forcing “social policy into the military.”
 
Romney, who once said he would be better for the gays than Ted Kennedy, welcomed an endorsement from anti-gay extremists, signed the anti-LGBT National Organization for Marriage pledge, and promised his support for the Federal Marriage Amendment, which would permanently exclude gay and lesbian couples from marriage.

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