Yes, I am of several minds about this case. I mean, I’m not impressed that this Congressman would vote against the Equality Act and other such things. I’m not impressed that two gay men would work on his campaign staff.
It is interesting, though, that apparently he and his wife are very friendly with LGBTQ people. And very accepting.
It was actually her wedding photographd on Facebook that started the whole chain reaction that got him effectively booted out of the party.
And by all reports, he’s just a thoroughly nice person.
It’s also interesting that the gay couple are mixed-race, one black man and one white man. Given the racist history of Virginia and the legal case of Loving v. Virginia in striking down laws against mixed-race marriage, it’s pretty ironic that marriage laws play such a big role again.
The point about the oppressor becoming the oppressed is so important. What can we expect when an institution like the Republican Party centers so much of itself around excluding a class of people.