Romney’s support for anti-gay groups revealed in tax returnsBreaking News, Top Highlights Thursday, January 26th, 2012
Just two weeks ago, Mitt Romney said in New Hampshire that he opposed discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. Yet his tax returns tell a different story.
In 2006, Romney donated $10,000 to the Massachusetts Family Institute and $25,000 to the Beckett Fund – two anti-gay organizations focused on the “protection” of marriage and “religious liberty” according to reports at the Human Rights Campaign.
The Massachusetts Family Institute has vehemently campaigned for the opposition of marriage equality. The organization says aims to help “those struggling with same-sex attraction and we encourage the healing of individuals who wish to change their choice of lifestyle” according to their website.
The Beckett Fund for Religious liberty received donations from the Tyler Charitable Foundation, a fund set up and administered by the Romneys. The anti-gay group has argued that same-sex marriages would “trigger a wave of litigation for religious organizations objecting to performing or recognizing such ceremonies in states across the nation,” HRC is reporting.
The Beckett Fund also compared protests for California’s Proposition 8 to the actions of Al-Qaeda.
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