In an election year in which LGBT issues have figured prominently, the LGBT community is rather miffed that issues such as same-sex marriage and the repeal of DOMA were never explicitly discussed at the 2nd presidential debate. According to the Washington Blade,
“Romney never explicitly said he was excluding opposite-sex couples when touting the importance of a “two-parent family” as the correct way to raise children, but didn’t take the opportunity to say that marriage should be between one man, one woman.”
The Blade also observed that,
“President Obama made a reference to opposing discrimination during the presidential debate in response to a question on pay equity for women, though he said nothing explicit on LGBT issues.”
Obama has expressed his support of LGBT issues throughout the campaign. Romney has expressed that he does not support gay marriage and would, in fact, support a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage throughout the country.
For more, read: LGBT issues again absent from prez debate
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