The Massachusetts congressional delegation has put together a new video for the “It Gets Better” project, reassuring LGBT youth who may be getting bullied that their lives will improve when they get older. But one of the state’s most high-profile politicians, Republican Sen. Scott Brown, is notably absent from the video.
Of the 12 lawmakers who represent Massachusetts in the Senate and House of Representatives, Brown is the only one who does not appear.
In the past, Massachusetts gay rights groups have been skeptical of Brown, the only Republican in the state’s congressional delegation, pointing to anti-LGBT comments he has made in the past. He once said, for example, that the idea of two women having a child is “just not normal.” In 2006, he was the only state senator to vote to uphold then-Gov. Mitt Romney’s veto of a Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth. More recently, however, he broke with his party and voted in favor of repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
Published: Jul 28, 2011