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Booker's Sexual Orientation Brought up in NJ Senate Race

Thursday, August 29, 2013

WNYC

U.S. Senate hopeful Cory Booker recently told The Washington Post he has no problem with rumors circulating about whether or not he is gay. He said he does not want people to vote for him because they perceive he is straight. And now remarks by his opponent are being called offensive.

“It’s kind of weird,” Steve Lonegan  told Newsmax TV. . “As a guy, I personally like being a guy.”

Booker fired back on HuffPost Live.

“It’s just disheartening to hear somebody... basically implicate that gay men are not men.”

Garden State Equality, the state's gay advocacy group, called Lonegan's remarks harmful to young people because it teaches intolerance.

The two candidates have agreed to a televised debate on Oct. 4th.

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Comments [2]

simsponsmoviestunk

...And in late August, WNYC thrust its hand clumsily into yet another politician's pant.

Aug. 30 2013 09:47 AM
bruce roberts from plainview, new york

I am growing disappointed by the increasing amount of air time devoted to stories about cooking and dining. this is not what I expect from NPR and WNYC, when you should be devoting more of your efforts to reporting on hunger in America. leave the cooking and dining stories to broadcast and cable TV. stop pandering to popular tastes, pun intended. And my household is a member of WNYC. thank you.

Aug. 29 2013 10:41 PM

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