Obama Campaign Hits Romney For Disavowing Gay Pride Flyers

The Obama campaign is responding to Mitt Romney’s attempts to distance himself from “Gay Pride” flyers his campaign allegedly handed out to members of the gay and lesbian community while he was running for governor in 2002. “First, just exactly which part of that flier doesn’t he agree with? And second, what could have possibly changed between yesterday morning (when Romney said he felt gays and lesbians deserved ‘full rights’) and yesterday afternoon,” Jamie Citron, director of LGBT Vote, asks in an email. Maybe he thinks that line won’t play as well in the upcoming South Carolina primary?” A former Romney intern has confirmed that the flyers did in fact serve as campaign literature and reports from 2002 suggest that the candidate even considered marching in a gay pride parade.