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Gay reaction to Mark Foley's resignation

BY STEVE ROTHAUS srothaus@MiamiHerald.com

"He was a homophobe who needed to be exposed,'' said journalist Michael Rogers, whose website, http://www.blogactive.com/, reported on Rep. Mark Foley of West Palm Beach for three years.

"I first started to report on Foley in March 2003,'' said Rogers, who is gay. "The reason why -- he's antigay. He voted for the Defense of Marriage Act and has not renounced that vote. He refused to acknowledge that he supported the repeal of ‘don't ask, don't tell.' He would not sign on as a co-sponsor. He should be held accountable for not supporting that or co-sponsoring.

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One aspect of this that isn't getting as much attention as it deserves is that Foley was actively involved in a homophobic hate-group, the Republican Party.

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