In 2006, while he was governor of Massachusetts, Mittsy’s administration blocked publication of a state anti-bullying guide for public schools because officials objected to use of words like “bisexual’’ and “transgender’’ in passages about protecting students from harassment.
Cuz, you know, the B and the T in LGBT don't deserve to be safe from bullies.
At the time, Mittsy's handlers sais the publication of the guide had been delayed because it was just too long and therefore required further review, but in an email written in May 2006 by Alda Rego-Weathers, a high-ranking Department of Public Health [DPH] official, offers a very different reason"
“Because this is using the terms ‘bisexual’ and ‘transgendered,’ DPH’s name may not be used in this publication.’
And because the DPH was the primary sponsor and funding source of the guide, the move blocked the publication.
Now, how does Mittsy play into this? Well, in that email, Rego-Weathers says she had been consulting with Romney’s office on the issue.
And putting an end to the publication of a guide that might have protected students form bullying, because it used words like "bisexual" and "transgender", was chief among the steps that Mittsy and his "team" took during his last year in office to distance the Republican governor from state programs designed to specifically support LGBT citizens.
See, it was all part of his effort to court the conservative Republicans because he was planning his ill-fated run at the White House in 2006.
Don Gorton, LGBT advocate and author of the anti-bullying report--which was finally printed and distributed once Mittsy had left office--says, "Romney put his own political interests ahead of the safety of vulnerable youth.’
And that's the Mittsy running today.
He cares not a whit about LGBT people, or equality, of the beating up and bullying of LGBTQ youth. He wants to be president and will do and say anything to mold himself into what the GOP wants.
Is that what America needs? A candidate who is so thoughtless and reckless as to worry more about his own political agenda than the welfare of children?
And what are they saying about this today? Well, Rego-Weathers--now a Rhode Island state official--isn't talking. And neither is Kerry Healey, former lieutenant governor, who was among officials who had supported publication; Healey is now a special adviser to Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign for president and he referred all questions to the campaign.
The campaign of course, did not offer any new comment.
Seriously people......we cannot let this man take the highest office in the land.