It was presumably a joke — and not greatly appreciated when the leaked remark reached Dublin. But Johnson had hit on a basic truth about Varadkar. He is not a typical Irish politician. The gay son of an Indian immigrant, a trained medical doctor, and socially awkward, the taoiseach does not fit the usual mould.
Gay Politicians: Washington's In Crowd Is Out : NPR
James McGreevey announced his resignation Thursday after revealing that he is gay and that he had an adulterous affair with a man. With his wife standing by his side, McGreevey -- a father of two -- spoke in calm tones as he described his struggle with his sexuality, "a certain sense that separated me from others. McGreevey's surprise resignation came as Golan Cipel, a former security aide to the governor, had readied a sexual harassment lawsuit against the governor, two Democratic sources told CNN. Cipel resigned his post in A third Democratic source, who had spoken throughout the day with a top aide to the governor, told CNN it is unclear whether Cipel will proceed with the lawsuit now that McGreevey has announced his resignation.
March 15, -- intro: Public opinion on same-sex marriage has shifted rapidly in recent years. Here is a look at some of the most high-profile politicians who have changed their opinions on the issue in the past decade. In an interview with CBS News in , Clinton spoke of her opposition to same-sex marriage but said she was in favor of civil unions.