Dec 02, 2012 3:41 AM GMT
TrentGrad saidI can tell you that he'll probably be supportive of LGBT legislation (he's already co-sponsored an anti-bullying bill), but as someone who grew up in the region, I can also tell you he'll get the boot the first chance voters get.metta8 saidRepublican State Rep. Mike Fleck: I’m Gay
"first openly gay lawmaker in Pa. and the only* currently sitting openly gay Republican state legislator in the entire country."
I think it'll be interesting to see how Republicans and their voters respond to him going forward.
Will they continue to sew the seeds of division and use LGBT people as the target, or will they evolve beyond their tea party nut jobs and try to create a more inclusive party that can embrace socially conservative views (ie. moving to be more supportive of marriage equality because monogamy is a good thing, regardless if you're straight or gay) in a more inclusive way.
I'm not familiar with this guy, so it would be interesting to see how he'd voted for bills that directly impact the LGBT community.
Pennsylvania is, sadly, not unlike Alabama when you step outside of Greater Philadelphia.