Former Republican Party Chairman Ken Mehlman says in a magazine interview that he is gay.
Mehlman, who was campaign manager for President George W. Bush in 2004 and then RNC chairman after Bush's re-election, told The Atlantic in an interview published online Wednesday that he came to the conclusion he is gay recently and wanted to talk about it publicly because he wants to become an advocate for gay marriage. He also thought questions would arise when he participates in an upcoming fundraiser for the group challenging California's ballot measure opposing those marriages.
"It's taken me 43 years to get comfortable with that part of my life," said Mehlman, now an executive vice president with KKR, a New York City-based private equity firm. "Everybody has their own path to travel, their own journey, and for me, over the past few months, I've told my family, friends, former colleagues and current colleagues
Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:59 PM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by dullscissors at 9:57 PM on Aug. 25, 2010
But sweet thats just the thing that many people on here dont get. Being gay ISNT a huge and overpowering part of all gay people. Its just simply a PART of who they are. Being Straight isnt the begin all and end all of my being. What I do sexually is actually a very small part of my day ;) I am a repub. So is my gay Aunt. My gay cousins arent but then one is 18 and one is about 22 sooo they are still young LOL. I find it hysterical that some people see it as a look into peoples sexual insecurities when they have a problem with gay marriage. Maybe they should talk to Elton John (and many others in te gay community) that are NOT for gay marriage! I mean Dick Chaney was no less repub and no less loved his daughter. It's also kinda like I am Catholic. Does that mean I agree with everything ABOUT that church...no ( I love me my birth control LOL) its just the church I agree with the MOST! :)
Answer by momof030404 at 11:26 PM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by DusterMommy at 10:26 PM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by Gal51 at 11:23 PM on Aug. 25, 2010
If I didnt care I wouldnt care. My marriage isnt church sanctioned. I got married at the JOP. According to MY CHURCH I am NOT MARRIED. soooo I guess a civil union or whatever the other thing is called would be just fine for me :) I dont care what anyone thinks. Dont need their approval. But since I agree with almost EVERYTHING the repubs believe and almost NOTHING the dems I am thinking I would STILL be a repub...
Answer by momof030404 at 11:33 PM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by Gal51 at 11:41 PM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 11:26 PM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by Gal51 at 11:36 PM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by momof030404 at 12:49 AM on Aug. 26, 2010
Next question overall
Not so much a relationship question, but I guess I don't understand guys..