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Speaker appoints anti-LGBT official

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Robert George

WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner has appointed Robert George, co-founder and chairman emeritus of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), to the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom, which, according to the Commission’s chairman, addresses “the challenges of religious extremism, intolerance, and repression throughout the world.”

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has condemned Boehner’s appointment of George.

HRC President Joe Solmonese said, “For the speaker to appoint someone who embodies NOM’s deep seated anti-gay animus is the wrong thing to do. This appointment is counter to the Commission’s stated mission because George represents a narrow and exclusionary ideology. Unfortunately, Rep. Boehner has further aligned himself with the extremist wing of his party.”

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