Scott Brown To Gay Constituents: ‘I Recognize The Liberty Of Every Citizen To Live As They Choose’

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April 9, 2012

Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) has published a peculiar appeal to gay and lesbian voters in Bay Windows, New England’s alternative newspaper serving the LGBT community. The one-term senator who is in a close race for re-election against Elizabeth Warren, highlights his support for the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, but does not commit to advancing other equality priorities like federal employment nondiscrimination protections or marriage. “I don’t come before you with a checklist of items promising that I will be an advocate for you on each and every one of them,” Brown writes. “My opponent has already started down that road, promising to support everyone’s pet project. That’s not the way I have ever operated.”