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BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski surfacesreminds us of a 1994 letter from W. Mitt Romney to the Log Cabin Republicans asking for their support in his U.S. Senate campaign:

Mitt Romney
So before he underwent his conservative conversion, Mitt Romney supported allowing gays and lesbians "to serve openly and honestly" in the military, he supported ENDA, he supported "full equality" (which sounds like the same thing as supporting same-sex marriage), and he promised to be even more progressive than Teddy Kennedy.

I actually kind of like this Mitt Romney. Too bad the conservative Borg has swallowed him whole. Now we'll never know which Mitt Romney we can believe is real.

But one thing seems for sure, if President Obama is going to continue "evolving" on marriage equality, now would be a great time for him to let it be known. Sure, he'd be flip-flopping like Mitt Romney, but he'd be flip-flopping to the right position. And he'd be locking Mitt Romney into the wrong one.

10:54 AM PT: I hadn't seen the full text of this letter before today, but it turns out it's not newly surfaced as I initially wrote. Greg Sargent wrote about it last month and The New York Times wrote about it in 2006. Of course, none of that changes the remarkable transformation of Romney from a supporter of gay rights to an opponent.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 10:35 AM PDT.

Also republished by Milk Men And Women, Angry Gays, LGBT Kos Community, and Daily Kos.

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