Today, America lost one of its greatest pioneers. The first American woman in space, Sally Ride inspired millions of Americans with her determination to break the mold of her time. She was a profile in courage, and while she will be missed, her accomplishments will never be forgotten.
Mitt Romney, on the death of Sally Ride.
Note: Ride’s partner of 27 years will be denied any federal benefits she might have gotten if they’d been an opposite-sex married couple.
She was, exactly as he said, a “profile in courage”, but even she felt the need to keep her same-sex relationship private until her death. so fuck you. (via sapphirerabbit