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Republican Allegedly Gay Senator Was Accused of Playing with Pages over 20 years ago
Righty bloggers have their panties in a bunch that (another) one of their own is being exposed as being a closeted homosexual with a history of helping to pass anti-gay laws. It's hard to tell if they're upset that their party is quickly becoming the Gay Old Party (not like there's anything wrong with that), or the Hypocritical Old Party, or the Page-Chasing Old Party.
The latest Republican Senator accused of being a homosexual is the honorable gentleman from Idaho, Larry Craig. Mike Rogers of blogactive.com went on the radio yesterday to say that he is 100% certain that not only is the Senator a gay man, but one who has performed anal sex with other men. Producing solid brass balls, Rogers today even sent Sen. Craig an open letter inviting him to take a day off from lying about his lifestyle.
Apparently the Right have no problem living by the, uh, sword, by getting their socially conservative voters to the polls to block gays from being married, but wince when the gay card gets used against them.
Here at LAist we believe that everyone is entitled to their opinions. Therefore if a gay Senator wants to vote against gay rights, we have no problem with that, in fact we would listen closely to an elected official say, "look, I love dick in my mouth. I love anonymous same-sex humping. I love hairy men and young smooth boys. But I dont think that gays, lesbians, and our friends who are transgendered should be able to get hitched because..."
We'd be all ears, with a press conference that started off like that. However the righty bloggers seem to want to keep their bros in the closet, claiming that their personal sex life has nothing to do with politics and outting these gentlemen is slimy. Funny how President Clinton's private sex life wasn't/isn't treated with the same respect.
Meanwhile the first openly gay Congressman, Gerry Studd died Saturday, and the AP is reporting that his spouse will not get the $114,337 annual pension that typically goes to the widow(er). Claiming that the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act overrules the marriage between Studds and Dean Hara in Massachussettes in 2004.
Who else gets denied federal pensions? Same-sex partners, those convicted of espionage or those convicted of treason. That's right, being gay is the same as being a traitor. U-S-A! U-S-A!