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  [MO State] Rep. Zachary Wyatt: I am a proud gay man
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Last EditedRBH  May 02, 2012 12:07pm
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News DateWednesday, May 2, 2012 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionRep. Zachary Wyatt told members of the Missouri House of Representatives, reporters and the world Wednesday morning that he is gay while delivering a statement calling on members in the House GOP to withdraw support from House Bill 2051, the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

Speaking in Hearing Room 5 at the State Capitol, Wyatt condemned what he called a “horrible bill” that would make illegal nearly all discussions on homosexuality in public schools, including conversations between students and school staff about their own sexuality.

Wyatt, who last week issued a statement addressing his concerns on the bill and related his experiences being bullied as a child, called on his fellow Republicans to join him in the fight against bullying and in removing HB2051 from consideration.

“Today I ask you to stand with me as a proud Republican, a proud veteran, and a proud gay man who wants to protect all kids, addressing bullying in our schools,” Wyatt said.
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