You knew it was too good to last. The news about Phil Santorum sounds so familiar. Or at least it sounds like an experience that lots of gay men (not your’s truly, mind you) have had at some point or another. You know this guy, and you know he’s not gay. In fact he doesn’t even seem to like gay people. But then suddenly he’s really nice to you when no one else is around. So you think maybe his queer bashing days are in the past, and that this may be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Until his friends find out, that is. Then he totally blows you off.
Less than a week after becoming the 170th member of Congress to affirm that his office does not discriminate in its employment practices based on an individual’s “sexual orientation or gender identity and expression,” U.S. senator Rick Santorum, a Pennsylvania Republican, on Wednesday rescinded his signature on a diversity statement.
… On Wednesday, Santorum faxed GenderPAC a new statement that read in part, “To be clear, my office has not adopted the proposed ‘diversity statement’ nor the agenda of your organization…. My name should no longer be reported as having adopted the ‘diversity statement.'”
Just goes to show you, people don’t change. Or they do change, but then they quickly change back. (That’s why I stopped falling for straight guys a long, long time ago.)