During a debate about domestic partner benefits in Mecklenburg County, N.C., Commissioner Vilma Leake spoke passionately in favor, revealing that her son had been gay and died of AIDS.
Fellow Commissioner Bill James leaned to Leake and responded: "Your son was a homo?"
"Vilma is a religious hypocrite."
"She was married to a Bishop in the AME Zion church. This church has historically opposed homosexuality."
"In justifying her position last night in public she used her son’s ‘lifestyle’ and his death from HIV-AIDS to justify voting for benefits to allow individuals to use tax dollars to engage in the same behavior that resulted in her son’s death."
"It is akin to someone whose son is an alcoholic and died from the disease, using his death from drinking as justification to have the taxpayers pay for more booze."
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