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IT?S OUTING SEASON! (Has Sen. Barbara Mikulski, been outed?)
NEW YORK PRESS ^ | 7/7/2004 | Michelangelo Signorile

Posted on 07/07/2004 11:39:03 AM PDT by carlo3b

 
IT’S OUTING SEASON!  (Has Sen. Barbara Mikulski, just been outed?)

Ready for the federal marriage amendment?

By Michelangelo Signorile

As the July 12 date nears for a vote on the federal marriage amendment, an outing panic has gripped Washington's political and media circles. Some gay activists have vowed to expose those closeted members of Congress who are supporting the amendment, as well as the closeted gay staffers of any member backing it. And it's not only right-wing Republicans who should be on notice. After initially indicating that she would vote against the constitutional amendment that would make gays and lesbians into second-class citizens, Sen. Barbara Mikulski's opposition to the amendment appears to have gone into the closet: Now that a vote is near, the Maryland Democrat—who is up for reelection in November—is suddenly not returning reporters' phone calls seeking her intentions on the vote, nor is she issuing any statements on the matter.

Mikulski's position on same-sex marriage isn't the only thing in her closet: The sexual orientation of the forever-unmarried 67-year-old has been an open secret for many years. But Mikulski has apparently always worried about what her working-class Democratic base in Maryland might think of her sexual orientation, making her irrationally petrified of ever discussing it (except to make heterosexual allusions).

These fears have made Mikulski less than a champion of gay rights, perhaps lest anyone think she might be gay herself. Back in the 80s, when Mikulski was first running for the Senate, the Republicans brought in as her opponent none other than the nasty anti-feminist Linda Chavez—the columnist and pundit who years later would drop out as George W. Bush's Labor Secretary nominee amid a scandal over her having paid her housekeeper off the books. During the Senate campaign, Chavez engaged in her own bit of gay-baiting, accusing Mikulski of being a "San Francisco-style Democrat" who should come "out of the closet." She also attacked Mikulski for hiring an Australian feminist academic, Teresa Mary Brennan, as a congressional aide in 1981, and went after Mikulski for supporting the Equal Rights Amendment, charging that the ERA would "open up the whole question of homosexual marriage."

It had been widely reported that Brennan, at the time of her employment, was living with Mikulski at her Fells Point home for two months. Chavez's campaign manager told reporters that in the final two weeks of the campaign, tv commercials would focus on Mikulski's relationship with Brennan. Mikulski's response was to go gaga over a hunky guy at a campaign event.

"Are you single?" the short, squat Mikulski asked a body shop owner in the crowd. "Give me a call after the election. I won't be so busy then."

(As far as I'm concerned, Mikulski opened up her private life that day, implying that she certainly had a sexual orientation, though trying to make us believe it was of the heterosexual variety.)

Mikulski won the election by a wide margin, but she learned that she'd always be gay-baited, so it was perhaps best to vote against gays. This strategy seemed to culminate in 1996 when Mikulski voted in favor of the wretched Defense of Marriage Act, incurring the wrath of gay activists. At a Barnes & Noble in Chelsea that year—promoting a mystery novel she'd co-written, called Capitol Offense—Mikulski was confronted by several gay activists and journalists, including me.


(Excerpt) Read more at nypress.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: actup; fma; gay; homo; homosexual; homosexualagenda; mikulski; prisoners; terrorist
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Gay activist threaten to protect Gay Marriage, by "OUTING GAYS IN CONGRESS"

GOOD! Out them all, it's time to clean House and Senate!!


1 posted on 07/07/2004 11:39:04 AM PDT by carlo3b
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To: carlo3b
The sexual orientation of the forever-unmarried 67-year-old has been an open secret for many years.

Hopefully her orientation is monosexual...

2 posted on 07/07/2004 11:42:32 AM PDT by dirtboy (John Kerry - Hillary without the fat ankles and the FBI files...)
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To: carlo3b
It may just happen.. Is your congressman in the closet?

PLEASE OPEN THE CLOSET DOOR, AND LET THE LIGHT SHINE IN..

3 posted on 07/07/2004 11:43:10 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: carlo3b

I believe this desicable action qualifies as extortion and blackmail under most criminal laws. Where is John Ashcroft when we need him.


4 posted on 07/07/2004 11:45:02 AM PDT by Maceman (Too nuanced for a bumper sticker)
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To: dirtboy
Hopefully her orientation is monosexual...

On that I couldn't agree more.. LOL

5 posted on 07/07/2004 11:45:04 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: dirtboy

I really, REALLY didn't need to see that.

She looks like a toad.


6 posted on 07/07/2004 11:45:12 AM PDT by Bikers4Bush (Flood waters rising, heading for more conservative ground. Vote for true conservatives!)
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To: dirtboy

Where'd you get the flattering pic of Babs? That's the best she's looked in years!


7 posted on 07/07/2004 11:45:58 AM PDT by RippleFire ("It was just a scratch")
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To: dirtboy
Hopefully her orientation is monosexual...

She looks more like a "pat" than a dyke.

8 posted on 07/07/2004 11:46:33 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: dirtboy
Mikulski reminds me of California State Senator Sheila Kuehl (Zelda Gilroy in "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis") who is openly gay (as if any man would have her!).


9 posted on 07/07/2004 11:46:37 AM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: carlo3b

My heart is breaking.  I mean, it IS an explanation for why she's spurned my affectionate overtures, but to think that she and I will never know eachother as man and short, squat woman, may be too much to take...

Owl_Eagle

" WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
DIVERSITY IS STRENGTH"

10 posted on 07/07/2004 11:46:37 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (Meat, it's what you're made of.)
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To: Maceman

These folks are going to threaten until they do it.. SO BE IT.. It's not blackmail unless it's only a threat.. I say OUT THEM..

http://www.washblade.com/2004/6-18/news/national/wave.cfm


11 posted on 07/07/2004 11:47:23 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: Maceman

RICO?


12 posted on 07/07/2004 11:48:44 AM PDT by Bogey78O (Counter offer. All prisoners are to be killed unless he is released)
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To: RippleFire
Where'd you get the flattering pic of Babs? That's the best she's looked in years!

From her campaign website. It's pretty pathetic that her own staffers couldn't come up with a better picture than that.

13 posted on 07/07/2004 11:48:57 AM PDT by dirtboy (John Kerry - Hillary without the fat ankles and the FBI files...)
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To: dirtboy; carlo3b
What?? She's gay?? Oh, say it ain't so... (with much sarcasm and feint surprise)

Was there a 5 yr old in a remote corner of Nebraska who didn't know her 'orientation'? (No offense to Nebraskans.) She has a rather noticeable vibe. That's about as 'shocking' as Rosie O'donut coming out. They must be getting desperate in the D'Uh party, if they are 'outing' senators to try and muster voters. Barf.

14 posted on 07/07/2004 11:49:18 AM PDT by fortunecookie (Happy Birthday, President Bush!!)
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To: carlo3b
My favorite photo of the lady.


15 posted on 07/07/2004 11:49:48 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Owl_Eagle
This supporter was heartbroken to find out she might be gay:


16 posted on 07/07/2004 11:50:18 AM PDT by dirtboy (John Kerry - Hillary without the fat ankles and the FBI files...)
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To: dirtboy

Whoa. If her "working class" constituency is in the dark about her sexuality, just looking at her tells me her constiuency is either blind, deaf or dumb... or all three.

17 posted on 07/07/2004 11:50:18 AM PDT by smith288 (Flush the Johns! Bush-Cheney '04)
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To: carlo3b

Either way.....she's ugly.


18 posted on 07/07/2004 11:50:23 AM PDT by San Jacinto (Now who gets the deer....me or the dog?)
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To: Maceman
I believe this desicable action qualifies as extortion and blackmail under most criminal laws

I agree.

19 posted on 07/07/2004 11:50:37 AM PDT by Dolphy
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To: dirtboy

Discussing any aspect of her sexuality makes my stomach turn.

In the abstract, the sexuality and practices of any 67 year old lesbian is an unsettling visual.. Yowsah..


20 posted on 07/07/2004 11:50:47 AM PDT by IamConservative (A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.)
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