Ashcroft and his gay supporters.
After surviving a confirmation hearing punctuated throughout by allegations of bigotry Bigotry
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prejudiced ascetic; Grand Master of Templars. [Br. Lit.: Ivanhoe]
middle-aged bigot in television series. against gay men and lesbians, attorney general John Ashcroft John David Ashcroft (born May 9 1942) is an American politician who was the 79th United States Attorney General. He served during the first term of President George W. Bush from 2001 until 2005. Ashcroft was previously the Governor of Missouri (1985 – 1993) and a U.S. sat down on February 22 with a group of his biggest supporters--gay Republicans. The meeting with Log Cabin Republicans The Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) is a federated gay and lesbian political organization in the United States with state chapters and a national office in Washington, D.C. The group consists of gays and lesbians who are supporters of the Republican Party. was the first time Ashcroft met with a civil rights group since becoming attorney general. "That it was a gay organization reiterates the fact that the attorney general is serious about being everyone's attorney general," said Kevin Ivers, a Log Cabin log cabin or log house, style of home typical of the American pioneer on the Western frontier of the United States in the great westward expansion after 1765. It was constructed with few tools, usually an axe or an adz and an auger. spokesman. "He has stated more than any attorney general I can remember that he is going to be committed to enforcing the laws of this country without regard to ideology, and I think he's made that clear again with this gesture, meeting with a gay organization." Ashcroft, who received a 0 rating from the Human Rights Campaign his entire Senate tenure for his stands on gay issues, told Log Cabin that he would uphold up·hold
tr.v. up·held , up·hold·ing, up·holds
1. To hold aloft; raise: upheld the banner proudly.
2. To prevent from falling or sinking; support.
3. civil rights laws for all Americans. "It's important for them to know that if they have a concern, it can be voiced," said Ashcroft's spokeswoman, Mindy Tucker.