Queerty is better as a member

Log in | Register
  taxpayer funds

George Alan Rekers’ Anti-Gay Agenda Earned Him Only Slightly Less Cash Than You’re Paying Obama

The anti-gay john George Alan Rekers wasn’t just paid to testify in Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum’s war on gay adoption, for which he earned $120,000. He was, Frank Rich relays, “also an expert witness in a similar court case in Arkansas in 2004. That anti-gay-adoption law was also ruled unconstitutional. (His bill there was $200,000, but he settled for $60,000.) In 1998 Rekers was hired as an expert witness by the Boy Scouts to uphold its gay ban in a case before the District of Columbia Human Rights Commission. And then there’s Rekers’s cameo in the current Proposition 8 trial in California: one of his homophobic screeds can be found in the bibliography for the ‘expert report’ by David Blankenhorn of the Institute for American Values, the star witness for the anti-same-sex-marriage forces.”

For all this talk about stimulating the economy, surely we can all agree that using taxpayer dollars to fund prejudice is a win-win for everyone!

By:           JD
On:           May 16, 2010
Tagged: , , , , , , , , ,

  • 1 Comment
    • WalkderDC

      Well then, if a court case used as it’s basis, the medical reports of a doctor who was later shown to have never gone to medical school, those would be a need to revisit those cases, Rekers has obviously shown that he was testifying in bad faith.

      As for Rekers, it would be interesting to get a forensic accountant to find out just how much of that money was spent on male prostitutes over the years.

      May 17, 2010 at 8:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

    Add your Comment

    Queerty now requires you to log in to comment

    Please log in to add your comment.

    Need an account? Register It's free and easy.





    Copyright 2014 Queerty, Inc.
    Follow Queerty at Queerty.com, twitter.com/queerty and facebook.com/queerty.