If Paul Ryan’s draconian budget proposal - which even the morally bankrupt Catholic Bishops recognized as “immoral” – isn’t enough to scare you, LGBT Americans have additional reasons to fear Ryan in any kind of national office: he has a ZERO score under HRC’s rating system and would basically like to make us permanent fourth class citizens under the Constitution and the nation’s laws. Some may have scoffed that Nate Silver says that Ryan ranks as conservative as Michele Bachmann, but on LGBT issues Ryan and Bachmann are completely on the same page. The man is scary.
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Meanwhile, the Log Cabin Republicans are thrilled with the Ryan pick. They strike me as little better than someone Jewish supporting a Nazi Party candidate in Germany in the 1930′s. I keep asking myself, WTF is wrong with them?
Michael Hamar is an out gay attorney in a committed relationship; formerly married and father of three wonderful children; sometime activist and political/news junkie; survived coming out in mid-life and hope to share my experiences and reflections with others. Follow him at Michael In Norfolk.
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