From the GOProud endorsement:
"“For far too long, the gay left in this country has been allowed to dictate what they believe qualify as ‘gay issues.’ We think that jobs, the economy, healthcare, retirement security and taxes are all ‘gay issues,’ and on every single one of those issues, Mitt Romney is light years better than President Obama,” said LaSalvia, who does mention that GOProud doesn’t agree with Romney on all issues."
Lets see Jobs:The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is a proposed bill in the United States Congress that would prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by civilian, nonreligious employers with at least 15 employees. ROMNEY DOES NOT SUPPORT.
Lets see Economy: N/A
Lets see Healthcare: See DOMA. ROMNEY DOES NOT SUPPORT. You're fucked if you are in any relationship because YOU are nothing but a stranger.
Lets see, Retirement security: See DOMA. Your heterosexual married citizen automatically gets social Security benefits/military/government retirement upon your demise. ROMNEY DOES NOT SUPPORT. You're fucked if you are married in a 'state' or any other relationship because of DOMA. You aint shit and your SS benefits, military retirement, government retirement and or pensions are BLOCKED/terminated from your 'spouse'/other half/etc.
Lets see, taxes See DOMA! RONMEY DOES NOT SUPPORT.
Only married taxpayers may file a joint return for a taxable year. Filing jointly enables you to take advantage of many tax credits and benefits that aren't available to couples who file separately.
The main advantages of filing a joint return are:
The total tax liability of you and your spouse will usually be lower if you file jointly than if you file separately
There's less cost and time to complete one joint return
You can receive the largest standard deduction. This deduction reduces the income amount subject to tax if you're not claiming itemized deductions
A married person who files a joint return is allowed to contribute to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) even if that person doesn't work
Certain credits and adjustments are generally not available if you're married but choose to file separate returns. However, they're available if you file a joint return with your spouse. Examples include the child and dependent care credit, adoption expense credit, Hope and Lifetime Learning credit and deduction for qualified educational loan interest.
Now the sentence in red above from GOProud?