Mitt Romney's pick for Rep. Paul Ryan as running mate means he's chosen a potential vice president who matches his views on LGBT rights, and who is on the record with votes against those rights in Congress. Romney supports amending the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. And Ryan twice voted in support of the failed Federal Marriage Amendment in 2004 and 2006.
“Marriage is not simply a legal arrangement between individuals," he said in a statement after casting his vote. "The institution of marriage is an integral part of our civil society and its significance goes well beyond eligibility for benefits and similar considerations. Its future should not be left to a few overreaching judges or local officials to decide.”