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Senator Cory Booker Grilled Mike Pompeo on His Anti-LGBTQ Views

Senator Cory Booker Grilled Mike Pompeo on His Anti-LGBTQ Views

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The nominee for Secretary of State has implicated that gay sex is a "perversion" in the past. 

During CIA Director Mike Pompeo's confirmation hearing to become Secretary of State, Senator Cory Booker interrogated him about his stance on the rights of LGBTQ+ Americans.

In the past, Pompeo has stood firmly against marriage equality and has also implicated that gay sex is a "perversion." Booker asked Pompeo about both of these stances during the hearing.

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"When I was a politician, I had a very clear view on whether it was appropriate for two same-sex persons to marry," Pompeo said. "I stand by that."

Booker asked Pompeo to clarify if he still thought it was not "appropriate" for same-sex couples to marry, to which he responded, "Senator, I continue to hold that view."

Pompeo equivocated when asked whether or not he still thought gay sex was a perversion.

Pompeo has had a long history of being an enemy to the LGBTQ+ community. We can only hope that he will not be confirmed.

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