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Meet Congress’ Secret Gay Skull & Bones Society

The LGBT Congressional Staff Association is where gay staffers on The Hill, working for terrible bigoted lawmakers, come to kvetch, and such as. The group, founded some 15 years ago, has been “dormant” for a while, but now it’s back and under the auspices of Scott Simpson, the 26-year-old deputy press secretary for Rep. Marcia Fudge, the Ohio Democrat. It’s also going to get conservative conspiracy theorists all riled up, hoorah!

The group hasn’t been dead — just waiting to activate its sleeper cells of homosexual influence!

In recent years, Simpson said the organization had the appearance of being dormant because it was continuing a commitment made when it was founded of protecting the identities of members who weren’t openly gay. “They wanted that soft influence on policy and they wanted to protect the identities of their staffers, and that doesn’t lend itself to being the most vocal organization,” he said. But Simpson said LGBT staffers on the Hill in recent months wanted to give new life to the organization, to make it more open and “continue on with the legacy of breaking barriers” that emerged when the association was founded.

And they’re gonna get all up in your legislative grill, yo.

Simpson said the organization would work to influence LGBT policy matters related to bills on Capitol Hill, such as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” He said he wants to network with LGBT staffers to educate them on the issues and expand the number of co-sponsors on those bills. “We’re going to be doing training and education on that,” he said. “We want to make sure that we are connecting and networking as many of these gay staffers in every office, in every party across geography to know what’s up.”

Simpson said one bill his organization is particularly pushing is the Domestic Partnership Benefits & Obligations Act. The legislation would make same-sex partners of federal workers eligible for the same benefits available to the spouses of straight workers, including health and pension benefits.

Repealing the Defense of Marriage Act, a move that would allow the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages, is another issue in which Simpson said his organization would be involved. With same-sex marriage now legal in D.C., he noted that many LGBT staffers are able to marry and want the federal benefits associated with marriage.

Gays on The Hill: Ambitious and needy. Ew!

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By:           editor editor
On:           May 24, 2010
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  • 13 Comments
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      Please forgive me!! I have to do this…………If Rep. Marcia Fudge moves her office and Scott Simpson, her deputy press secretary helps her with the move, that makes him a Fudge packer………… :-p

      May 24, 2010 at 10:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      Who is the redhead in the picture? He’s adorable.

      May 24, 2010 at 11:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike L.
      Mike L.

      @Mike: I concur with said observation, redheads are so hot. SouthPark deserves a spanking for making fun of redheads.

      May 24, 2010 at 12:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CaliBoi
      CaliBoi

      Oooo….I like the tall one in the back, sucker for glasses/nerds. Can I have a briefing?

      May 24, 2010 at 12:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jorge
      Jorge

      How does one become a staffer?

      May 24, 2010 at 12:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Artist
      The Artist

      WOW!!! Looks like a nice diverse group! PEACELUVNBWILD!

      May 24, 2010 at 12:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @Jorge:

      Go onto the websites for “Roll Call” or “The hill” and look at the job openings. You can also send your resume in to your local congresspeople or the Senators for your state. However most offices won’t hire you without Hill experience if you are applying for entry level so best way is to do an internship in their local office or their DC office. Then apply.

      May 24, 2010 at 1:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike L.
      Mike L.

      @Mike L.: LOL I think a lot of ppl had a bad drunken wkend hahahahaha!!! Or got dumped in the weekend HAHAHAHA!!!

      Redheads ftw

      May 24, 2010 at 4:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jsmith
      jsmith

      @The Artist: What are you talking about. They are very diverse. They’ve got one girl and a older gentlemen. They are clearly a cross section of America.

      May 24, 2010 at 7:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Artist
      The Artist

      @jsmith: Oh yeah. Now I see it. Wow! It is a nice representation of the right people. Thanks 4 bringing me into “The Light.” B a part of a nupowergeneration. THINK! PEACELUVNBWILD!

      May 24, 2010 at 10:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JamesStone
      JamesStone

      I hope this new generation brings to light the hypocrisy in Washington. To all of the anti-gay politicians in DC whether they be Republican or Democrat…”record”…”record”…”record!” I am sure you guys will connect with a “good Christian married closet case”

      My partner and I have been together for 19 years. All we want is equality which we do not have in the state of Ohio. Please expose them….
      Thanks..

      May 25, 2010 at 2:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chuck
      Chuck

      Scott resembles a friend of mine. Does he have a Facebook profile. Whould like to add him to my friends list.

      May 30, 2010 at 5:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lucas
      lucas

      please i want to join a group taht can give me money, and a gay relation to me i need a gay man please

      Jul 11, 2010 at 1:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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