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WA Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Thinks Scouts Should “Reconsider” Ban

A candidate for Governor in Washington State has announced he disapproves of the Boy Scouts’ ban on homosexual members and leaders. That’s not news, per se. But the thing is, he’s a Republican.

GOP hopeful Rob McKenna, currently the state’s Attorney General, said through a spokesperson that “at least locally, the leaders out here could encourage the national organization to reconsider the national policy.”

Boy, first Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announces her support for marriage equality and now this. Hold on while we look out the window and see if Babe is flying by.

Sadly McKenna doesn’t feel strongly enough about the issue to distance himself from the Scouts—he’s currently on the BSA’s Chief Seattle Council. But maybe he thinks he can do more good from the inside.

McKenna’s Democratic opponent, former U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee, also stands against the ban. And he, unlike his opponent, supports Washington’s recent same-sex marriage law: “Our state and our country has moved ahead rapidly with eliminating discrimination,” says Inslee. “We’ve done it in the military, we’ve done it in education, and we ought to be able to do that in the Scouts, as well. So I’m hopeful this will be revisited as soon as possible.”

 

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jul 20, 2012
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  • 14 Comments
    • scribe37
      scribe37

      umm not to be mean, with his support and all, but is anyone’s else gaydar going off? The hair, the smile, the eyes

      Jul 20, 2012 at 7:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nick
      Nick

      Why would that be mean?

      Jul 20, 2012 at 8:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • G
      G

      @scribe37: I’m not feeling the gay vibes.

      Jul 20, 2012 at 9:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Granster
      Granster

      @scribe37: Maybe. But if so (from the look of this picture) that closet door is a vault. Start checking Grindr for his ad.

      Jul 21, 2012 at 12:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • iDavid
      iDavid

      Hmmm color me silly but doesn’t a majority of repubes have gay-face?

      Jul 21, 2012 at 2:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      @scribe37: No 1

      Funny comment. Maybe something to it.

      Jul 21, 2012 at 9:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pierre
      pierre

      Definitely a closet case. I bet he sucks dick like a pro!

      Jul 21, 2012 at 10:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hrko
      hrko

      Great way to treat an ally guys!

      Jul 21, 2012 at 6:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      @hrko: No 8

      Good statement about some of the comments posted here.

      Jul 22, 2012 at 3:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve
      Steve

      Even the Republicans are beginning to understand that anti-gay discrimination is wrong.
      One after another, they are actually saying so. The poll results that the majority of citizens now agree that anti-gay discrimination is wrong, might have something to do with that. At some point, enough of them will “cross the isle”, that it will actually result in legislation.

      Jul 22, 2012 at 11:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pap
      pap

      High level of calls shown by making comments that he “looks” gay. I guess it is okay because he is a republican but not okay to do with he was a democrat. Such losers.

      Jul 22, 2012 at 4:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pap
      pap

      high level of class that is

      Jul 22, 2012 at 4:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CaliberGuy
      CaliberGuy

      I don’t think that I would call this a victory, he still opposes gay marriage, and hopefully come November he Jay Inslee will be in office instead of him.

      Jul 22, 2012 at 11:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Governor!
      Governor!

      Suck me deep and hard you red haired little slut of a whore gov’nr’

      Jul 29, 2012 at 12:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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