1. Ryan voted against the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
2. Ryan voted against allowing LGBT couples to adopt children in Washington, D.C.
3. Ryan has voted for creating a National Constitutional Amendment banning marriage equality.
4. Ryan voted against the Matthew Shepard/ James Byrd Hate Crimes Legislation.
In addition, 66% of the time Ryan has fought programs related to the AIDS Drugs Assistance Program (ADAP). Ryan has voted to allow people with pre-existing conditions (such as HIV/AIDS) not to be covered by insurance.
Once he voted for ENDA then immediately voted against it in final form. He recently declared there was no need for it. Here are key votes that Ryan has made regarding LGBT issues.
It’s pretty clear that the choice of Ryan is a move to solidify Romney’s base. It does nothing but alienate the moderates, and it seems to me to be a bad move on Romney’s part if he actually wants to win the election. Which means that it was a wonderful move to anyone who would prefer a tonsillectomy via the rectum rather than see a Romney presidency.