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Peru Civil Unions Sponsor Comes Out

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Peruvian Congressman Carlos Bruce

Photo courtesy of the Congreso de la Rep├║blica del Peru

The sponsor of the Peru civil unions bill is gay.

The Washington Blade reports:

The primary sponsor of a bill that would allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions in Peru has come out as gay. “Yes, I am gay and I am proud to belong to this group of people who are so valuable to Peru,” said Congressman Carlos Bruce during an interview the Peruvian newspaper El Comercio published on Sunday. Bruce — a member of the centrist Possible Peru Alliance who represents Lima, the Peruvian capital — told the newspaper his two sons support his decision to come out. The congressman also reiterated his criticisms of Lima Archbishop Juan Luis Cipriani who opposes the civil unions bill.

Politically, do you think it’s more valuable for the sponsor of gay rights legislation to be gay, or to be a straight ally?

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