Closeted and antigay.
Such hypocrisy isn't new.
In 1996, The Advocate reported on closeted congressmen who voted for the antigay Defense of Marriage Act. While the magazine has a policy against outing, it approached two U.S. representatives reported to be gay by other media sources: Republicans Jim Kolbe of Arizona and Mark Foley of Florida. Both defended their votes in favor of DOMA, insisting that their private lives were not relevant to their work. "The issue of my sexuality has nothing to do with the votes I cast," Kolbe said. In the time between his initial Advocate interview and the story's publication, Kolbe came out publicly, citing the magazine's questioning as a key factor.
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|Publication:||The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jan 31, 2006|
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