On paper, you’d think a 42-year-old Republican would be up to speed on marriage rights, and might even, given his age, be tolerant.
To my surprise, Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick, U.S. Congressman Paul D. Ryan from Wisconsin, is not only no ally to our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities — he’s completely ignorant of our struggle.
When it comes to the issue of marriage equality, Ryan has consistently voted it down.
In defending his stalwart stance for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage Ryan stated: