HottJoe saidIf only others in the republican party were that reasonable. Unfortunately, in a two party system you're voting for what the majority in your party thinks, and the majority of republicans are against gay marriage (or gay anything, really).
But Olson OBVIOUSLY hates gay people because he's supporting Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for their other views (inexorably attached to a larger picture of issues)...and...and, and well,... you JUST CAN'T be for gay rights and still support those two candidates! And yet, he will be one of the biggest factors in our upcoming equality, proving that you CAN be for gay rights and not be able to choose perfect candidates on every issue when there are a multiplicity of issues involved!
I don't think that Olson has stated that he will vote for Romney...unless I missed it. He said that, as a Republican, he looks for opportunities to speak to them and to encourage dialogue. There is a big difference there. I have many Republican friends...many of whom are straight. None of whom will vote for Romney primarily because of their stance on civil rights. They are not willing to cross that line. Some have told me that they would rather write in a candidate, such as Fred Karger, than vote for Romney. It is not worth the risk of putting more Scalias' on the Supreme Court. There are other issues that they disagree with them on, such as vouchers, and privatizing student loans.