When you have a child, it’s your job as a parent to love and support you child no matter what. Many parents struggle with the revelation that their child is gay, partially because of misguided traditional views or because it’s tough to see your kid face prejudice. Nobody seemingly has a tougher time accepting their gay children than conservative politicians.Politicians with conservative views have often put their opinions about gay marriage and other gay rights out in the open. Republican constituents often voted based on these views. So when a child comes out of the closet, many conservative politicians see a change in opinion as potentially harmful to their political career.
Many of the politicians on this list have voted to take rights away from their own children by voting for legislation like the Defense of Marriage Act and condemning civil unions. Very few of the politicians on this list changed their minds about the traditionalist views they’d been spreading after their children came out of the closet. Many of the gay children of these politicians have become political activists themselves, fighting against the hate their parents have supported.
What conservative politicians have gay children? This list features the supposed-family values politicians with children who are out and proud.
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Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America
Nationality: United States of America
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Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States of America
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Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
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