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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.”

 

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14 Comments

  • 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

  • Nick

    Why would that be mean?

  • G

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

  • Granster

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

  • iDavid

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

  • Billysees

    @scribe37: No 1

    Funny comment. Maybe something to it.

  • pierre

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

  • hrko

    Great way to treat an ally guys!

  • Billysees

    @hrko: No 8

    Good statement about some of the comments posted here.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • pap

    high level of class that is

  • 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.

  • Governor!

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

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