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Tue Sep 3, 2019, 05:32 PM

Pence isn't 'anti-gay' because he lunched with Irish prime minister, who is gay, White House aide sa

Source: Washington Post

Pence isn’t ‘anti-gay’ because he lunched with Irish prime minister, who is gay, White House aide said

By Colby Itkowitz September 3 at 2:28 PM

A senior White House aide suggested Vice President Pence’s lunch Tuesday with the prime minister of Ireland and his male partner shows Pence is not “anti-gay.”

“For all of you who think our @VP is anti-gay, I point you to his and the @SecondLady’s schedule tomorrow where they will join Taoiseach @LeoVaradkar and his partner Dr. Matthew Barrett for lunch in Ireland,” deputy White House press secretary Judd Deere tweeted Monday night.

The comment was ridiculed by LGBT advocates who said one meal with a gay person does not make up for what they say is the vice president’s record speaking and working against gay rights.

“We can’t believe we have to say this but simply meeting with a gay person doesn’t erase Pence’s long history of attacking LGBTQ people through policy, legislation, and rhetoric,” the LGBT advocacy organization GLAAD tweeted. “Nice try though.”

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As governor of Indiana, Pence signed a law that would allow businesses and individuals to discriminate against people based on their sexuality — he later signed an amended version after a nationwide outcry. Pence has called same-sex marriage a sign of “societal collapse” and opposed expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Meadowoak Sep 2019 #1
3Hotdogs Sep 2019 #3
Atticus Sep 2019 #2
WA-03 Democrat Sep 2019 #4
WillParkinson Sep 2019 #5

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 05:35 PM

1. Mother won't be pleased!

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Response to Meadowoak (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 05:46 PM

3. Did mother have to be with him during the fete?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 05:37 PM

2. "Some of my best friends---" nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 06:03 PM

4. Mom know about this Mikey?

If you cannot be trusted to be alone with a woman, why should you be trusted to be in the room alone with a man?

He’s an adult-right

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 07:48 PM

5. My father worked with black people...

It didn't stop him from being a racist bigot.

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