Gay Republican group hesitantly backs Romney



Washington: A prominent gay Republican group is hesitantly backing Mitt Romney for president, calling it the right decision for the US even as it criticises his opposition to gay marriage and civil unions.

Log Cabin Republicans says it's supporting Romney to put America and the economy first but is only offering him a "qualified endorsement."

Log Cabin Republicans says Romney might not be the candidate for voters who prioritise gay and lesbian issues.

The group has long been critical of Romney and says it will continue challenging his support for a federal amendment banning gay marriage.

The group is also condemning aspects of the Republican platform that "work to exclude our families.”

PTI