Friday, February 18, 2011

Bilerico Project Wants to Out Closeted Anti-Gay Indiana Legislators

Bil Browning, founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Bilerico Project, one of the nation's leading LGBT blogs, is calling on his legions of readers to help him out closeted gay Indiana state legislators who voted in favor of an amendment to his home state's constitution banning same-sex marriage.

Browning, a seasoned veteran activist, issued the call to action in a column this week, where he wrote, "I'm sick and tired of hypocritical Hoosier legislators who think that our personal lives are any of their business. Do I intrude on who they're sleeping with? I didn't, but I'm going to start now. We need to show them that unnecessary intrusion into other people's relationships is not only unwelcome but unwarranted. We need to burn their hand so they won't touch the stove again."

Browning is asking his readers to send him any information at all about anti-gay legislators with skeletons in their own closets:
"Consider this a call to gossip. I want to know the scoop. Tell me the stories that will embarrass those conservative bigots - Democrats and Republican - that are backing a constitutional ban on our formalized relationships. Send me gossip about who's a philanderer, a kink fiend, a drug addict, a porn addict, or had a divorce, an abortion or even a stay in rehab. Ask your friends and family for the dirt. Look it up on the internet. Sniff out a lead and send it my way."
Bil has done this type of thing before, when the marriage amendment bill was introduced in previous years. He exposed an anti-abortion politician who forced his own wife to have an abortion just two weeks before dumping her.

I think this is a great idea. I don't know what financial or legal resources Bil has to protect himself against potential legal action, but I say "go for it". It's about time we started fighting fire with fire. You can read the full story here

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