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A Minnesota Welcome From Gay Rights Protesters to GOP

A Minnesota Welcome From Gay Rights Protesters to GOP

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Gay rights protesters were particularly active in Minnesota as candidates passed through, leaving each of the Republicans with a message in the form of glitter or heckling.

Mitt Romney was glittered during an event with the state's former governor Tim Pawlenty, and he tried to pass it off as "confetti" celebrating his Florida win. And Rick Santorum, who won the state, was glittered Tuesday, his last day of campaigning. He should be getting used to it by now. Even Ron Paul got showered with sparkles, during an event in Minneapolis -- which might be the first time he's been protested in that way by gay rights activists.

Then as Newt Gingrich wrapped up a failed campaign tour through Minnesota this week, he was interrupted by a pair of teenagers who challenged him on his antigay views.

The protesters were ejected from the hall where Gingrich was speaking, as shown in video of the moment posted by National Journal.

"Hey, Newt, why do you support discrimination against gays and lesbians all the time? Serial hypocrisy!" one man yelled, according to National Journal. It was followed by a chant of ""No hate in our state, why do you discriminate?"

Gingrich, who won South Carolina, finished at the bottom of the field not only in Minnesota but also in Colorado. His name wasn't on the ballot in Missouri Tuesday.

Watch the protests below.





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Lucas Grindley is VP and Editorial Director for Here Media, which is parent company to The Advocate. His Twitter account is filled with politics, Philip Glass appreciation, and adorable photos of his twin toddler daughters.
Lucas Grindley is VP and Editorial Director for Here Media, which is parent company to The Advocate. His Twitter account is filled with politics, Philip Glass appreciation, and adorable photos of his twin toddler daughters.