Outing

Two US politicians have been outed (not counting the NJ Governor who outed himself) by Blogactive (link courtesy of Russell Brown).

Now personally I tend to despise outing people against their will. I think that even the most public figure has a right to privacy in their bedrooms.

The possible exception is hypocrisy. For example if someone campaigns on an issue, then they may open themselves up to some scrutiny. I don’t care which MPs are having affairs etc.

Ed Shrock has quite the race to get re-elected to Congress, with his outing. As this article points out he was a cosponsor of the proposed amendment to ban gay marriage, oppossed non-discrimination employment laws and favoured ending the don’t ask don’t tell policy in the military saying: “

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