Romney Blocked Anti-Bullying Guide as Mass. Governor Over Mention of “Bisexual”, “Transgender”
Just weeks after Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney refused to endorse same-sex marriage, the Boston Globe reveals the former Massachusetts governor once blocked the publication of an anti-bullying report for teenagers because it contained the words "bisexual" and "transgender." The article suggests this was only one of several initiatives aimed at distancing Romney from state programs specifically geared towards the gay community. We’re joined from Boston by Donald Gorton, a prominent LGBTQ rights activist who co-authored the anti-bullying report and served as former co-chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Hate Crimes; and from Washington, D.C. by Christopher Rowland, a Boston Globe reporter who co-wrote the paper’s expose.