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Mitt Romney criticized by gay-rights groups

Groups slam candidate for blocking routine birth certificate approvals for same-sex parents

WASHINGTON -- The president of the nation’s largest gay-rights advocacy group criticized Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney Thursday after the Globe reported how, as governor of Massachusetts, he blocked routine recording of births to same-sex parents.

“Mitt Romney has stood before the American people multiple times and said he does not support discrimination against LGBT people – and that is an outright lie,” said Chad Griffin, the president of Human Rights Campaign, a civil-rights group headquartered in Washington. “Denying birth certificates to children is just the latest in a long list of efforts Romney has undertaken to disenfranchise LGBT people.”

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