Log Cabin close to decision on Romney endorsement

(via Washington Bladed)

Leaders of the Log Cabin Republicans are inching closer to a decision on endorsing Mitt Romney for president and a final announcement could come this week pending the outcome of a meeting Log Cabin is seeking to have with the Romney campaign, according to a source familiar with the process.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Log Cabin wants to talk to the campaign about Romney’s views on LGBT issues and to seek his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in particular.

The source said the Romney campaign “has expressed a lot of interest” in sitting down with Log Cabin to address these issues, although the meeting remains unscheduled. According to the source, the endorsement decision process should be “all wrapped up in the next week or so.”

“We do think that once there’s that conversation that we will be able to move forward with the endorsement and actually feel good about it,” the source said, adding that if the board were to vote today, its members would likely support Romney for president.

R. Clarke Cooper, the group’s executive director, acknowledged in an email to the Washington Blade on Monday that his organization seeks “clarity on workplace non-discrimination” from the Romney campaign.

It’s not a secret Log Cabin has been asking Romney to come out in favor of ENDA. In an Aug. 13 op-ed for the Daily Caller, Cooper called on Romney to voice support for ENDA as well as commit to signing an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT people.

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