Two leading advocacy groups, one fighting for stronger gun legislation and another for LGBT rights, have revoked their endorsements of U. Senator Mark Kirk after the Illinois Republican seemed to mock his Democratic opponent's background last week. During a debate October 27, the incumbent cast doubt on the military and ethnic heritage of his rival, U.
Congressman Mark Kirk, please answer these questions. Republican leadership, if you are covering up things the public should know, stop or you will lose even more credibility with your base. And press?
That Mark Kirk, the U. Representative from Illinois picturedmight be a Gay is not exactly news. Those rumors, and his beard marriage, have been circulating for years.
Senator Mark Kirk R-Illinoisserial prevaricator, has finally come out of the closet on marriage. He has announced his support for the elimination of sexual complementarity from the legal definition of marriage. Same-sex couples should have the right to civil marriage. Our time on this earth is limited, I know that better than most.
Mark Kirk reversed course Tuesday and announced his support for gay marriage, entering a contentious national debate and providing potential political cover for Illinois House GOP members who may soon vote on the issue back home. While running for Senate inKirk supported civil unions but opposed same-sex marriage. The change of heart drew criticism from some social conservative groups that have clashed with the moderate Kirk.
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A RepublicanKirk was previously a member of the U. House of Representativesrepresenting Illinois's 10th congressional district. Kirk is a social liberal and fiscal conservative.
Mark Kirk over his progressive Democratic challenger, and many commentators and activists are astonished. HRC recently announced its first round of congressional endorsements, and one of them is proving controversial — that of Illinois Republican Mark Kirk for reelection to the Senate. He was also only the second sitting Republican U.
It's not as if Kirk's sexuality has not been discussed up to this point. In the Republican primary in December, Kirk was the target of a radio ad from his primary opponent Andy Martin which alleged that he had a "solid rumor" that Kirk is gay. Rogers digs a bit deeper and brings out a few additional items, saying that Kirk basically outed himself to Rogers at a party, expressing interest in another gentleman who was there:.
Illinois Rep. Mark Kirk has had a dramatic few daysand now a popular gay blogger known for outing politicians claims to have sources confirming that Kirk is a closeted gay man. Before the February Illinois primary, Kirk, a Republican vying for President Obama's former senate seat, faced attacks from birther Andy Martin claiming that Kirk was gay. Kirk denied the claims, but now faces an attempted outing from the other side--the gay community.