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||New Congress members'
anti-gay records revealed
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The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) has spotlighted six of the new members of the 114th Congress, highlighting rhetoric, record and positions on LGBT issues, a press release stated.
One of the freshman featured is U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, a Republican from Illinois who was previously a member of the Illinois House. Among other things, HRC stated that Bost opposed a non-discrimination bill because it "opens [the] door for someone who was fired or evicted the opportunity to say, 'They did that because I was gay.'" In addition, Bost reportedly opposed any form of relationship recognition for same-sex couples, saying, "I didn't vote for civil unions and I won't be voting for gay marriages."
Others whose records are highlighted include U.S. Reps. Jody Hice ( R-Ga. ), Glenn Grothman ( R-Wis. ), Tom Emmer ( R-Minn. ), Cresent Hardy ( R-Nev. ); and U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis ( R-N.C. ).
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