Ask Ryan if he still supports ENDA gay rights law he voted for in 07

I’m getting tired of gay conservatives crowing about how Paul Ryan is more pro-gay than even Mitt Romney (yes, even Mitt Romney, who once bragged about being more pro-gay than Ted Kennedy, but now doesn’t support anything pro-gay at all).

Ryan, the gay Republicans tell us, voted for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), legislation outlawing job discrimination based on sexual orientation.  What the Gay Rs don’t tell you is that Ryan then turned around and voted to kill the bill.

So it’d be fairer to say that Ryan, like his partner in the campaign, Mitt Romney, is somewhat “bi” when it comes to his support for the civil rights of gays and lesbians.

But why leave it to the gay Rs to define Paul Ryan.  Let the man himself clear up any confusion.  Some intrepid reporter needs to ask Paul Ryan if he still supports the ENDA gay rights bill that he voted for in 2007.  Whatever the answer, it’ll certainly make news.


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