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Thursday, October 05, 2006

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force calls upon Democrats, Republicans and straight allies to stand up for gay Americans

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force today condemned emerging attempts to shift responsibility for the Foley scandal by blaming gay Republican congressional staffers for supposedly covering up prior reports of predatory behavior by former Rep. Mark Foley. Discussions of a supposed network of closeted gay Republicans working on Capitol Hill have swept the blogs and been raised on MSNBC and CBS. There are allegations, for example, that gay former Foley aide Kirk Fordham, the recently resigned chief of staff for Tom Reynolds (R-NY), worked to play down complaints about Foley’s behavior. Fordham has said that more than three years ago he had “more than one conversation with senior staff at the highest level of the House of Representatives asking them to intervene.”

“The GOP has only one response when it’s in trouble ––
‘blame the gays.’”

— Task Force Executive Director Matt Foreman
Full information & press release here.

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