Antigay evangelical pastor Ted Haggard had a bad year in 2006, when prostitute Mike Jones claimed the pastor paid him for sex and did meth in his presence. Months later, Haggard was forced to admit he had a sexual relationship with a 20-year-old male volunteer at his church. Haggard was subsequently fired from the Colorado church he had founded in 1984 and since then has come to support marriage equality.
Republican North Carolina State Senate candidate Steve Wiles caused quite the media buzz last year when his past life as a drag queen — he was both a promoter for the Miss Gay America pageant, as well as the man behind Miss Mona Sinclair — was brought to light in the Winston-Salem Journal. In his campaign, Wiles took a hard stance against marriage equality and stated, “I don't really understand how you can separate the fact that marriage is a religious institution.” He went down to defeat in the primary.