Queering Congress

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December 4, 2011
The American Prospect
by Patrick Caldwell  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"When California teacher Mark Takano ran for Congress 15 years ago, he lost to Republican challenger Ken Calvert by a scant 519 votes. Two years later, things looked more promising. Police had caught Calvert with a prostitute; Takano should have easily clinched a win. But just three months before the election, Ray Haynes -- a Calvert supporter in the state assembly -- outed Takano as gay." (11/30/11)


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