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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:29 PM

Anti-LGBTQ Pence Hosts One Of Few Openly Gay World Leaders And Partner

Source: Talking Points Memo



By Kate Riga
March 14, 2019 12:43 pm

Vice President Mike Pence, a known opponent of LGBTQ rights, hosted an openly gay world leader and his partner at the vice president’s residence for the first time Thursday.

According to a Thursday Washington Post report, Pence invited Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his partner, Mike Barrett, to his residence for breakfast.

Pence has hosted Varadkar solo before and reportedly told him then that his partner would be welcome as well.




Pence, a conservative Christian, has a rich history of opposing LGBTQ rights, including saying that same-sex marriage indicates a “societal collapse” and opposing legislation that would prevent discrimination against LGBTQ people in the workplace.

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Reply Anti-LGBTQ Pence Hosts One Of Few Openly Gay World Leaders And Partner (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 14 OP
SunSeeker Mar 14 #1
riversedge Mar 14 #3
SunSeeker Mar 14 #4
CDerekGo Mar 14 #2
SunSeeker Mar 14 #5
yellowcanine Mar 14 #11
SunSeeker Mar 14 #14
demmiblue Mar 14 #10
PatSeg Mar 14 #6
Name removed Mar 15 #16
PatSeg Mar 15 #17
mr_lebowski Mar 14 #7
oldsoftie Mar 14 #8
edbermac Mar 14 #9
keithbvadu2 Mar 14 #12
colsohlibgal Mar 14 #13
FM123 Mar 15 #15

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:35 PM

1. So was Mother there to make sure there was no funny business?

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:49 PM

3. His sister (in the white dress) was by his side.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:57 PM

4. LOL

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:40 PM

2. is it just me

Or does anyone else see Pence getting 'chummy' with Irish PM partner in some of the "Official" photos? I've always thought that the two 'officials' were photographed next to each other, but I'm guessing Pence took a shine to PM's partner....

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Response to CDerekGo (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:58 PM

5. OMG, where was Mother?

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 04:53 PM

11. In the closet clutching her pearls?

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:18 PM

14. I don't think she would be surprised. I bet she's caught him at it before...

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Response to CDerekGo (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:51 PM

10. ...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:12 PM

6. Ooooh, that's awkward!

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Response to Name removed (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:36 AM

17. Still seems awkward to me

Everyone knows how Pence feels about LGBT people, would love to be able to read their minds.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:29 PM

7. I'm a little surprised they accepted, gotta say ...

I wouldn't accept an invite from Pence, and I'm not even gay ... I mean, hardly ever lol ...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:38 PM

8. Goes with the job, Mike! Welcome to the world

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:43 PM

9. Kiss his Blarney Stones, Mike.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:41 PM

12. Did Pence and his date wear latex gloves to shake their hands?

Did Pence and his date wear latex gloves to shake their hands?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:27 PM

13. Awkward

Not saying it is necessarily true in Pence’s case, but my suspicion is that self loathing is the reason a lot of men are so publicly anti gay.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:04 AM

15. What a gracious man the Prime Minister seems to be!

I know he HAS to be officially polite when he meets with our POS Veep, but you can tell there is something very warm & positive about him too.

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