Mitt Romney Objected to the Words 'Bisexual' and 'Transgender'

BY Lucas Grindley

June 12 2012 11:11 AM ET

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney has some sort of problem with the words "bisexual" and "transgender," according to emails uncovered by The Boston Globe.

While governor of Massachusetts, Romney's administration blocked a "Guide to Bullying Prevention" from being published because it included references to bisexual and transgender people, the emails show.

While the 120-page report was supposedly under "review" by the governor's office, it had actually been spiked. Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom (who is still Romney's right-hand man) told Bay Windows in 2006 that "it is undergoing the normal review that a document of that length would go through." Meanwhile, emails told a different story.

There was no equivocation: "“Because this is using the terms ‘bisexual’ and ‘transgendered,’ DPH’s name may not be used in this publication," wrote an official from the Department of Public Health, the Globe found.

The guide was eventually published — when Democrat Deval Patrick took over.

Read the complete investigation by The Boston Globe.

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