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Republicans don't vote for gay speaker



John Pérez became California's first openly gay Assembly speaker the other day, but it happened without the usual unanimous voice acclamation of the house that past speakers have enjoyed.

Apparently, conservative bloggers raised such a ruckus over voting for "one of them" that Republicans declined to participate in the ceremonial, bipartisan "best of luck" voice vote.

Whether "one of them" meant voting for a Democrat or someone gay was never stated, but from the looks of things, the message was received.

The Republican Assembly members, however, had no problem joining in a standing ovation for Pérez.

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Tags: california, homophobia, lgbtq / gender & sexual minorities, republicans
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