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Colorado Republican Lawmaker Should Know Her Gay Son Will Make Nursing Home Selection

June 12, 2012

Republican homophobe gets tit in ringer.

There are so many things wrong with the events playing out with this story.

First, a mother who has the power to make a difference not only for society, but for her own gay son, casts a bigoted vote against civil unions.  (She was not doing so because she though gay marriage was more equitable and correct.)

Then for political purposes the lawmaker’s campaign publicly outs this young man.

State Rep. Marsha Looper’s campaign manager forwarded an e-mail to supporters that praised the lawmaker for voting against civil unions even though she has a gay son.

It’s no secret at the state Capitol that Looper is one of at least four House Republicans with a gay child, but an unwritten courtesy has been to let the lawmaker be the one to publicly reveal that information.

Looper said she has been asked by some voters about her son’s sexuality and has answered honestly, but never meant for it to become so public.

“I’m very, very disappointed,” Looper said, of the e-mail making its way among El Paso County voters. “These are are very intimate issues. I love my son. I always will. He has said, ‘Mom, I want my privacy.”

I suspect there were more things offered as words from the son to his mom!

Marsha Looper might take note that it is likely her son will be picking out her  nursing home.

Conservative republicans are always such forward-thinkers.

One Comment
  1. Solly permalink
    June 12, 2012 3:13 PM

    Even worse, the bill came up again in a special session called by the Governor, and another Rep. Legislator with a gay son was the deciding vote to kill it again. It was 5-4 in the State Affairs Com, where it was sent by the speaker with the intent to kill it, since earlier in the session it had passed out of the Judiciary Committee which was the more logical place to deal with it. The son, a businessman, is understandably not too happy. Happy Father’s Day.

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