Tell Romney: stop dissing gay veterans
December 13, 2011
This week, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a 63-year-old, married Vietnam veteran that he and his husband are unworthy of protections -- simply because they are gay.
Romney said, “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman,” as Bob Garon explained that his husband would not be entitled to any of the burial benefits or medical benefits he accrued while in the military. But Mitt Romney didn’t budge. He reiterated his support for the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
Garon put his life on the line for his country and all Romney had to say was, “apparently we disagree.”
Bob Garon is a brave man. He stood up for his country and now stands up to politicians who demean his service by denying him and his husband what they are due for their sacrifice. Now it’s time for us to stand with Bob and the tens of thousands of veterans like him.
For everyone who donates $25 or more to Freedom to Marry, we’ll hand deliver a happy holidays card to Mitt -- thanking him for raising money for our campaign to overturn DOMA and win marriage for same-sex couples nationwide:
Thomas Roberts of MSNBC interviewed Bob Garon earlier today. Watch the interview:
Video via Think Progress