Bil Browning

Gay Son of Indiana Anti-Gay Representative Speaks Out

Filed By Bil Browning | January 26, 2014 11:15 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: brain drain, constitutional amendment, gay son, HJR-3, marriage amendment, marriage equality, Milo Smith

"Hello everyone. I am the gay son of Representative Milo Smith, chairman of the Elections Committee that just passed HJR-3 onto the full House. I'm not here to badmouth my dad. I'm terribly disappointed in his decision and beliefs, but he's not going to change them now if he hasn't after all these years of knowing I am gay. I am here to support you and my friends who remain in Indiana. They are my extended family."

-- Chris Smith, the openly gay son of Indiana Republican legislator Milo Smith, writing on the Indiana Equality Facebook page. Representative Smith just pushed a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions through his committee last week. Yes, he voted against his own son's civil rights; there is no creature as despicable as someone who would actively harm his own child. Is it any wonder that his son doesn't live in Indiana any longer?

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