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Mike Pence's Daughter Got Engaged in the Gay Mecca of Provincetown

Audrey Pence

Audrey Pence, the youngest child of the antigay Pences, is clearly different from her parents.

Audrey Pence -- the daughter of noted homophobe Mike Pence, who has repeatedly legislated against LGBTQ rights -- and Karen Pence, who works at an anti-LGBTQ school, just got engaged in Provincetown, Mass., the longtime mecca and haven for queer people, according to the Boston Globe.

A graduate of Northeastern University, Audrey Pence, 24, became engaged to Daniel Tomanelli at Race Point Beach in Provincetown over the weekend. Audrey has broken from her conservative parents in various ways, identifying as "socially liberal" and voting for a split ticket during her father's race for Indiana governor when she was just 18.

"Of course I said yes, and then we got caught in a rainstorm!,'' Audrey Pence posted on her Instagram page, announcing the engagement. "Rain or shine I'm so glad you'll always be by my side."

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Mike Pence's daughter beginning her road to marriage by getting engaged in arguably the most notoriously queer place in the country -- where gay writer Tennessee Williams once held court and filmmaker John Waters regularly visits -- flies in the face of his anti-LGBTQ record. His actions against LGBTQ people include signing the "religious freedom bill" or "license to discriminate" in Indiana, suggesting funneling funds from HIV programs to conversion therapy programs, opposing marriage equality, and voting against the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act while serving in Congress.

The irony of the place where Tomanelli (also a Northeastern alumni) chose to propose to Audrey Pence was not lost on Twitter users.

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