Sen. Roberto Arango

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    Aug 31, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    Ok, has nothing to do with Cdn politics but haven't seen it posted anywhere.

    http://www.365gay.com/news/anti-gay-pr-senator-resigns-after-photos-surface-on-grindr/
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    Sep 01, 2011 5:25 AM GMT
    Another Republican hypocrite bites the dust. Excellent!
  • smudgedude

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    Sep 01, 2011 4:28 PM GMT
    now that's getting caught with your pants down, lol
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    Sep 01, 2011 4:34 PM GMT
    It seems the more anti-gay a Republican is, the more likely he's gay. Maybe spreading that message to voters will scare these hypocrites away from being so anti-gay in their public pronouncements & legislation. icon_question.gif
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    Mar 07, 2014 11:17 PM GMT
    UPDATE!

    Took dude long enough.



    http://blabbeando.blogspot.com/2014/03/three-years-after-nude-photo-scandal.html

    BlabbeandoInitially Arango denied he was the man in the photos and then he acknowledged some of the photos were his but alleged he had taken them to document his weight-loss under a new diet but he never admitted whether the photos came from a personal profile on the popular gay men's hook up app or whether he was gay.

    In 2004 he mocked a San Juan mayoral candidate during a political rally by implying he was gay and holding a plastic duck and making quacking noises when speaking against him ("pato" or duck in Spanish is a word often used as a slur against gays in Puerto Rico).

    In 2007 he embraced a conservative religious coalition and personally received thousands of signatures they had collected against same-sex civil unions as he vowed to defend so-called Christian values in the Puerto Rican senate and prevent changes to the civil code. That year he also led efforts to amend the Puerto Rican constitution to ban recognition of any unions that were not those between a man and a woman (the effort ultimately failed).

    And in 2009 he defended secret efforts by conservative colleagues in the Senate to pass a bill banning adoption rights for same-sex couples as I documented in a previous post.

    After resigning from the Senate Arango retired in the United States where he said he wanted to dedicate more time to raising his son from a previous marriage and concentrate on his personal life.

    And then last May he reappeared publicly to urge the conservative party in which he had served as a Senator to back a number of measures to protect members of the LGBT community from discrimination (the measures would pass).
  • mascmuscle35

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    Mar 07, 2014 11:31 PM GMT
    Guys he is not a US senator, nor is he a Republican

    Roberto Arango-Vinent is a Puerto Rican politician who served as a member of the Senate of Puerto Rico from January 2005 until August 2011. Arango represented the New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico (NPP) as a San Juan district senator, before resigning in the wake of a nude pictures scandal
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    Mar 08, 2014 12:38 AM GMT
    mascmuscle35 saidGuys he is not a US senator, nor is he a Republican

    Roberto Arango-Vinent is a Puerto Rican politician who served as a member of the Senate of Puerto Rico from January 2005 until August 2011. Arango represented the New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico (NPP) as a San Juan district senator, before resigning in the wake of a nude pictures scandal


    First half of your statement is correct, as he was the equivalent of the State Senate for the US Territory. As to the second half, however...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/roberto-arango-puerto-rico_n_939714.html

    HuffPostA graduate of Louisiana State University and a food importer before turning to politics, he was chairman of a business council for the national Republican Party and municipal director of the Republican Party in Puerto Rico, according to his Web page for Puerto Rico's Senate.


    also from the same Wiki page you copied 'n pasted:

    WikiActive in the Republican Party, he was the San Juan congressional district GOP committee chair and vice-chaired the George W. Bush/Dick Cheney Puerto Rico campaign in 2004. Within the NPP he was chair of its statehood ideological institute until he was removed for supporting Resident Commissioner Luis Fortu├▒o's gubernatorial bid against NPP President Pedro Rossell├│.[citation needed]


    The NPP essentially exists to advocate for US statehood for the island. NPP members in Puerto Rico affiliate with both Republicans and Democrats in the US. However, Arango chose to affilliate with the GOP.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 08, 2014 4:44 PM GMT
    Another horrendous embarrassment for the GOP. What else is newicon_question.gif