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Pompeo Confirms He’s Still Opposed To Gay Marriage, Refuses To Confirm If He Still Believes Gay Sex Is A ‘Perversion’

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Pompeo Confirms He’s Still Opposed To Gay Marriage, Refuses To Confirm If He Still Believes Gay Sex Is A ‘Perversion’




President Trump’s nominee to serve as Secretary of State confirmed Thursday that he stands firmly behind his opposition to same-sex marriage.

Mike Pompeo, who currently serves as CIA director, offered the confirmation in response to questions by Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) on whether he still holds the same belief now that he did in Congress when he publicly opposed same-sex marriage.

“I continue to hold that view,” Pompeo told Booker.

Pompeo noted that there are married gay couples in the CIA, and he treated them no differently.

“I treated them with the exact same sight of rights,” he said.

Asked if he still believes gay sex is a perversion, Pompeo said he would give the same answer that he had earlier, declining to answer the question head-on.

In 2015, he called the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality “a shocking abuse of power” that “flies in the face of shared understanding of our Constitution.”



Pompeo opposed the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and believes that it is “not ideal” for a child to be raised by same-sex parents.

Out.com notes:

Most shocking is his uncomfortably close ties to the Family Research Council, which the Southern Poverty Law Center designates as anti-LGBTQ hate group. The FRC has done irreparable damage to our community by advocating for conversion therapy and campaigning against equal protection laws. Internationally, they have supported and lobbied for some of the most unnerving anti-LGBTQ action by foreign governments, including Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill. Pompeo has supported this hate group throughout his career by appearing on its president’s radio program and by consulting the FRC in his role as CIA director last year. the FRC has released a statement saying Mike Pompeo would be an “agent of change” at the State Department.




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