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Foreman: Sanchez
is not the hypocrite

Foreman: Sanchez
is not the hypocrite

Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, said he saw "no inherent contradiction between Matt Sanchez being pro-military and being part of the adult film industry."

"I don't see any hypocrisy in Matt Sanchez's actions," Foreman said Thursday in a written statement on the marine reservist outed this week by bloggers as a gay porn actor. "As is his right, he spoke out against what he believed was bad treatment by Columbia's 'radical anti-military students.'

"Porn--gay or straight--has no ideology. Porn stars and porn consumers are Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, atheists and evangelicals," Foreman said.

Rather, he said, the real hypocrisy lies in "the failed 'don't ask, don't tell,' [which] requires Matt Sanchez and thousands of other loyal Americans to hide their sexual orientation to serve in the military," and in right-wingers "who lift a man to hero and spokesperson status until--gasp!--he is found out to be a 'faggot.' "

"The important 11 inches in this story?" Foreman asked, referring to Sanchez's reputed porn qualifications. "That is the approximate distance between berths on U.S. naval submarines, so defamatorily measured in front of TV cameras by then-senator Sam Nunn in 1993, who immorally intimated that openly gay service members could not be permitted to bunk next to straight service members.

"From that shameful episode, Nunn led Congress to adopt the 'don't ask, don't tell' law, which should now be repealed. Let's be done with officially enforced closets." (The Advocate)

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