Quick Hit: Newt Gingrich tells gay voter to vote for Obama

Well, at least he’s being open with his bigotry:

Scott Arnold is an associate professor of writing at William Penn University. He is also gay. And today, he approached Newt Gingrich at an event in Oskaloosa, Iowa, where he asked the former Speaker whether he’s earned the support of gay Americans. The Des Moines Register’s Jason Clayworth reports:

“I asked him if he’s elected, how does he plan to engage gay Americans. How are we to support him? And he told me to support Obama,” said Arnold. […]

Fox has the transcript of the encounter. It’s no big news that Gingrich is anti-LGBT, but I do think it’s a pre-hetty bold statement to make to gay voters (especially LGB Republicans) and marriage equality supporters out there: if that’s an important issue for you, don’t bother voting for him.

As Think Progress points out, Newt’s gay sister is apparently right on the dime.

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