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Citing furor, Romney aide resigns

Gay-marriage stand angered some in GOP

By Michael Levenson
Globe Staff / May 2, 2012
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Mitt Romney’s foreign policy spokesman, a gay man whose support for same-sex marriage infuriated social conservatives, has quit less than two weeks after he was hired, saying the intense focus on his sexuality was making it impossible for him to do his job. Richard A. Grenell, who served as the spokesman for the American mission to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, announced his decision in a statement, which was first reported by the Washington Post.

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