A well-known, openly gay supporter of Mitt Romney in New York has decided to withdraw his support for Romney and back President Barack Obama instead.The supporter, Bill White, is a registered independent who is legally married in New York thanks to the state's embrace of marriage equality. He donated $2,500 to Mitt Romney's campaign, the legal maximum for the primary, but now wants his money back.
The clincher: Romney's stance on same-sex marriage.
"Several days later this past Saturday to a packed stadium of young college students you made the following statement that 'Marriage is only between one man and one woman,'" White wrote, referring to Romney's recent commencement address to Liberty University, an evangelical school in Lynchburg, Virginia.CNN contacted the Romney campaign for comment, but received no response.
"I believe that you will do as you now say and try to force a constitutional amendment which would attempt to make my own legal and blessed marriage null and void."