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Peters campaign apologizes for web post (dem campaign used gay slur)
San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 5/6/2014 | David Garrick

Posted on 05/06/2014 11:03:41 PM PDT by South40

Term described as gay slur removed from congressman's campaign site

SAN DIEGO — Rep. Scott Peters’ campaign staff issued an apology Tuesday for a post on his website that included what’s been characterized as a gay slur against Carl DeMaio, who is challenging Peters in the June 3 primary to represent San Diego’s 52nd Congressional District.

The post on the freshman Democrat’s campaign site referred to DeMaio, a gay Republican, as a “Mary.” The Online Slang Dictionary says the term refers to “a male who behaves like a stereotypical little girl when hurt.”

When campaign staffers were told the post contained a term offensive to the LGBT community, they quickly removed it Tuesday afternoon and posted a five-sentence apology in its place, campaign manager MaryAnne Pintar said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections

1 posted on 05/06/2014 11:03:41 PM PDT by South40
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That’s a “gay” slur meaning homosexuals act like “little girts”?

What a bunch of pussies.

2 posted on 05/06/2014 11:07:18 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: South40
Why is a Republican challenging a Democrat in the Primaries?

BTW, when did "Mary" become an anti-Gay slur? I've heard of "Nancy-boy," but "Mary" is new to me.

3 posted on 05/06/2014 11:11:09 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

They are homos. Before long, “Is” and “The” will be offensive if it forwards the agenda. No one pushes back so why not? In time it too shall come to pass.

4 posted on 05/06/2014 11:24:28 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: South40

GOPe candidate is liberal homosexual.

5 posted on 05/06/2014 11:32:01 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan

Which means he’ll have plenty of backing from the McCain caucus. Impact in 3...2...1

6 posted on 05/07/2014 1:37:05 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Gene Eric

The term “Mary” as gay slang goes back a long time and is quite well known in Southern California so the Peter’s campaign really has no defense on this. There is a gay friendly restaurant chain which uses Mary in its name and they use to have a restuarant in San Diego.

Hamburger Mary’s

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hamburger Mary’s is a gay-themed and LGBT-friendly burger restaurant chain that started in San Francisco, California, in 1972. Their motto is: “an open-air bar and grill for open-minded people”, and the eateries are often in “gay-centric” neighborhoods. . . and the Mary in the name is a reference to the slang descriptor “Mary” used for gay men as far back as the early 1900s.[2]

7 posted on 05/07/2014 8:17:19 AM PDT by Steven Scharf
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To: Viennacon

They’ve had backing from the NRCC from the get-go.

Here’s the “Young Guns” page of the NRCC.

8 posted on 05/07/2014 8:51:19 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: South40

Could be worse. Could have called him Lucy...

9 posted on 05/07/2014 9:47:16 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (Bear His image. Bring His message. Be the Church.)
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