Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Iowa City friends say Romney campaign ejected them from Cedar Rapids rally because they're gay

Scott Raynor reports that two Iowa City residents got escorted out of a Romney Rally in Cedar Rapids. Independent Romney supporter Chase Gundersen and his friend, Independent Obama supporter Adam Peters, said because they are gay, they were told to leave and threatened with arrest.
     The Romney campaign spokesperson Andrea Saul told U.S. News and World Report that Peters was thrown out because he's a known disruptive protester.
     "We were informed by people on the ground that this gentleman was a known protester who has caused issues at previous events," Saul wrote in an email to U.S. News and World Report. "So [we] had him escorted off the premises to prevent any disruptions."
     Peters described the incident on his Facebook page, denying he was a protester. In it he wondered if they were given a bum's rush because they looked "gay."
     After seeing one of the people who sell T-shirts at Romney/Ryan rallies, AKSARBENT has its doubts about this.

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