And they bring us right to the notoriously homophobic closet cases currently in the House of Representatives: Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Adrian Smith (R-NE), Trent Franks (R-AZ), David Dreier (R-CA), Aaron Schock (R-IL- [...]), and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA).
Yes, there are some names missing from the list… but for a reason. Every one of the above gay men has a zero score on their lifetime votes regarding gay people. Like Ashburn, they’re all in terror and voting on automatic pilot when anything comes up regarding gay people, even something as assisting local law enforcement to protect gay men and lesbians from hate crimes. As Signorile put it, these hypocrites are “too traumatized to make critical decisions” with clear minds. They belong on therapy, not Congress.
On the back of the Roy Ashburn change-of-heart interviews, the blogger makes the argument for aggressive political outing. It does seem that if Ashburn had been outed earlier (because plenty of people knew) he would have overcome his paralysis that kept him from ever voting positively on a measure that impacted the LGBT community.
It would be interesting to compare the voting records of those suspected closet cases with other conservatives. Are closet cases more likely to vote against our interests? Roy Ashburn would say yes.
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