Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove did something no other person to hold his office ever has – he openly supported equal rights for the LGBT community.The Clarion-Ledger story is covering a blog post Gov. Musgrove wrote on the Huffington Post concerning Republican Senator Rob Portman's (R - Ohio) personal conversion on the issue. Here's an excerpt from the Huffington Post piece:
The issue of equal rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender individuals has vexed politicians for decades. I have my own cloudy history with the issue, having supported a law in Mississippi that made it illegal for LGBT couples to adopt children. I believed at the time this was a principled position based on my faith. But I no longer believe it was right.Now, can we get Gov. Phil Bryant (R) or Gov. Haley Barbour (R) on record as to where they stand on equal rights for LGBT individuals?