State Rep Jason Bartlett does CNN
Time: 10:23 PM
With backlash in Connecticut and across the country against California's passage of the anti-gay Proposition 8, Connecticut recognizing gay marriage, Rep. Bartlett gave his perspective on being a African-American homosexual and why the topic of LBGT equality needs to be addressed within all races.
For those who weren't following his campaign, Rep. Bartlett was victim to what can EASILY be considered homophobic attacks from a slew of radical Republican extremists in Bethel.
Ranging from elected officials members and people who issued outrageous comments on local access television or in the comment section of the News-Times, Bartlett's sexual orientation was constantly under attack in ways that were unimaginable. Ultimately, the homophobia towards Bartlett (as well as a laundry list of other idiotic attacks from Bethel's laughable GOP members) proved not to be a factor in the election but further illustrated the discrimination that still exists towards gays and lesbians in this area.
Now with the election over, and the topic of gay rights making it's way to front and center in the media, in this interview Rep. Bartlett offered insight into something that's still a somewhat taboo topic within the African-American community. Rep. Bartlett's candid discussion on a very sensitive topic made this interview all the more interesting as well as informative.
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