While I consider myself liberal and find it difficult to understand how a gay person could align himself with a party that does not support equality for gays, I appreciate that even gay people may hold different opinions about a variety of issues and problems, such as budgets, immigration, etc. I think that painting Babeu as a "hypocrite," and using that epithet to justify vilifying him, is unfair. There is no evidence that Babeu was not out to his friends and close associates, or that he ever tried to portray himself as straight. It appears that he was just trying to be true to himself, while pursuing the career path for which he had a passion, the best way he knew how, given the environment in which he grew up and in which he lived and worked. Life is complicated, folks. I’m inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt (as well as the presumption of innocence with respect to the charge of threats).
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