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Orlando nightclub shooting

Mitt Romney says 'a special prayer for the LGBT community' after Orlando

Mitt Romney has never been the greatest of allies to the LGBT community. Throughout his presidential campaign in 2012 and into 2013, the former Massachusetts governor maintained his firm belief that "marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman, and that's because I believe the ideal setting for raising a child is where there's a mother and a father in the home."

But following the massacre of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Romney offered his prayers specifically to the whole of the LGBT community:

Romney is not the only opponent of same-sex marriage to have offered his condolences to the families and friends of the victims in Orlando, but he does seem to be one of the only ones to have called out his support for the LGBT community by name.