Bil Browning

Newt Gingrich Heckled By LGBT Protestors

Filed By Bil Browning | February 07, 2012 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: campaign stops, gay protests, LGBT rights, Newt Gingrich

During a campaign stop in Minnesota, members of the LGBT rights group Glitterati started heckling the presidential candidate over his anti-gay positions.

Newt Gingrich's final event of the day on Monday was interrupted by two protestors who stood up and accused the former House speaker of discriminating against gays and lesbians.

"Hey Newt, why do you support discrimination against gays and lesbians all the time? Serial hypocrisy!" a young man yelled at Gingrich, interrupting his 40-minute speech. After he was pushed out of the room by what appeared to be a supporter, a second young man took up the charge in the back of the room, chanting, "No hate in our state, why do you discriminate?"

As the crowd began chanting Gingrich's name, a woman approached the second protestor and grabbed his wrists. Before a fight could break out, police escorted him from the room.

Gingrich was unruffled by the disruptions, saying he presumed most of the crowd supported him. "My guess is it's 407 to three," he said.

Video is after the break.


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