Bill White, an openly gay donor and supporter of Mitt Romney, has decided to ask for his money back from the GOP nominee. He now plans to back President Barack Obama’s re-election bid. White based his decision on Obama’s announcement last week that he supports same-sex marriage. Huffington Post reports:
An openly gay Mitt Romney donor has decided to pull his support for the presumptive GOP nominee and instead support President Obama’s reelection bid, citing the former Massachusetts governor’s opposition to same-sex marriage as a dealbreaker.
“I feel that I no longer wish to support your presidential campaign and ask you that you please return the maximum contribution that I gave to you last year,” Bill White wrote in a letter to Romney, according to a report by CNN. “You have chosen to be on the wrong side of history and I do not support your run for president any longer.”
White, a registered independent who runs a New York-based consulting firm, had given $2,500 to the Romney campaign.
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