The political downside of heterosexuality

Tom Crawford of the Georgia Report has found an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer that uncovers the political burdens of heterosexuality.

“Not that there’s anything wrong with that,” Crawford notes. To wit:

Veteran Rep. Babette Josephs (D., Phila.) last Thursday accused her primary opponent, Gregg Kravitz, of pretending to be bisexual in order to pander to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender voters, a powerful bloc in the district.

“I outed him as a straight person,” Josephs said during a fund-raiser at the Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant, as some in the audience gasped or laughed, “and now he goes around telling people, quote, ‘I swing both ways.’ That’s quite a respectful way to talk about sexuality. This guy’s a gem.”

Kravitz, 29, said that he is sexually attracted to both men and women and called Josephs’ comments offensive.

“That kind of taunting is going to make it more difficult for closeted members of the LGBT community to be comfortable with themselves,” Kravitz said. “It’s damaging.”

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10 comments Add your comment

old devil

April 22nd, 2010
5:45 pm

First! Boy this is the kettle calling the copper black. Outed for b eing straight!? Am I missing something here?

James

April 22nd, 2010
6:17 pm

Slow news day…..

Who are the Falcons getting in the draft tonight????

Dawgs88

April 22nd, 2010
6:52 pm

What a bunch of garbage

UGAdude

April 22nd, 2010
7:21 pm

Woah… I guess it goes to show, the LGBT community has enough votes to really fight over.

weewee

April 22nd, 2010
7:22 pm

oh jim…something you want to tell us? haha

Chief Wiggum

April 22nd, 2010
8:34 pm

Interesting. I’m a conservative, and I can tell you, to me, someone’s sexual orientation should play no part in whether they’re right for the office. Only if they act immorally (gay, straight, or bisexual) should it have a bearing. If they’re well-known for picking up strange men (or women, or transgenders), and doing things like that, it should factor in, but otherwise, it does not matter.

Someone using their sexual orientation to sway votes (no matter the orientation) is the lamest pandering yet.

Bubba

April 22nd, 2010
11:39 pm

Proof that the world is coming to an end.

Piglet-U93

April 22nd, 2010
11:55 pm

When everything is right then nothing will be wrong and they will not see it coming the end that is.

Got Stomach

April 23rd, 2010
8:13 am

Humans have always been and will always be a weird species because we are designed that way. Have a nice weekend everybody.

Mr. Grumpy

April 23rd, 2010
9:53 am

Can’t we be spared this kind of “news”?