Log Cabin Republicans are in "ongoing" discussions with Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, as they work to decide whether they'll endorse him for President.
More after the jump.
The group's Deputy Executive Director Christian Berle tells The Christian Post, "I can't confirm the details of our conversations because they are of a 'private nature. We're in ongoing conversations with the Romney campaign and the RNC on the issues that are important to gay Republicans."
Presumably these important issues include his stance on marriage equality and equal employment protection legislation.
Romney caused a stir when he hired openly gay Republican Richard Grenell as his national security and foreign policy spokesman, a move that was celebrated by the Log Cabin Republicans. Of course, the celebration was shortlived as Grenell quickly resigned following an anti-gay uproar within the party.
At this point, who knows whether Romney will bring more openly LGBT individuals into positions of power.
As for marriage equality, Romney's 2003 statements shed some light. As governor of Massachusetts he said, "I disagree with the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Marriage is an institution between a man and a woman. I will support an amendment to the Massachusetts constitution to make this expressly clear."
He's also expressed support for a federal Constitutional amendment, which would establish the same idea. Speaking to the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Jan. 2012, Romney said,“There’s been an assault on marriage. “I think he [Obama] is very aggressively trying to pave the path to same-sex marriage. I would unlike this president defend the Defense of Marriage Act. I would also propose and promote once again an amendment to the constitution to define marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman.”
Will the Log Cabin Republicans endorse a candidate that actively opposes this particular interest?