Mitt Romney is just one of a number of politicians and high-profile personalities to offer condolences on the death of Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, on Twitter and other social media outlets. But the Republican presidential nominee’s response isn’t sitting so well with some, particularly given the posthumous revelation that Ride was in a long-term relationship with another woman.
In his original Tweet, Romney wrote:
Not surprisingly, Romney’s tweet quickly drew a number of heated responses on Twitter, with most pointing to the former Massachusetts governor’s track record of not supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, including marriage equality. Some replies were also directed at Sarah Palin, who also tweeted her condolences on Ride’s passing.
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