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Ex-GOP Spokesman James Richardson Comes Out: My Career With the GOP Is Over Now I Want Equal Rights.

James Richardson


“The federal government’s number crunchers believe some 21,318 same-sex couples call Georgia home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent accounting, and new research forecasts that as many as half would jump the broom within three years if allowed by their government.

“I’m one-half of one of those aggrieved couples — denied, for more than five years, the social stability and legal protections of marriage. And, as a former spokesman for the Republican National Committee and adviser to prominent party figures, I’m also a professional political operative who’s helped install in government those who perpetuate marriage bias in America.

“Throughout my career I’ve publicly advocated for the freedom to marry, urging the party for which I work to allow gay men and women to wed even as I never openly disclosed my personal stake. I’ve preached the small-government virtues of equal marriage, echoing a conservative case that had been made many times before by thinkers more eloquent and far brighter than myself. Never once did I write that I am gay.” –James Richardson, writing for the Washington Post.

Richardson who in his original article links to “evidence’ that “throughout my [his] career I’ve publicly advocated for the freedom to marry” and every example that he states is long after his career with the GOP ended is another in a long line of self-lathing gay quisinglings who are willing to turn their back and the the LGBT community while they accept a paycheck from the GOP and after they are done look to be welcomed into the community with open arms.


Richardson  is a former spokesman for the Republican National Committee. He lives in one of the most socially repressive states in the Nation (Georgia). He and his partner are “envious subscribers to the conventional, conservative family model”. He and his partner belong to an “evangelical church they have quietly attended for years”. And NOW he is displeased that he is not permitted to marry his partner.

Fuck you Richardson. Crawl back under your quisling rock where you belong.



Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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1 thought on “Ex-GOP Spokesman James Richardson Comes Out: My Career With the GOP Is Over Now I Want Equal Rights.”

  1. Richardson came out, not solely because of his desire to be married but, because he was about to be outed. But the true story here is why the GOP failed to vet him prior to employing him or, was his job just part of some back room political favor (wink, wink)? Sorry James, too little too late. You want to come out and get married now that others have done all the heavy lifting – go back to the right wing wackjobs you got paid to promote and defend and convince them and then maybe you’ll get some respect from the rest of us.

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