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Ken Buck On Choosing To Be Gay



A very, errr, interesting Colorado senatorial debate on Meet The Press yesterday between incumbent Democratic Senator Michael Bennet and the Republican challenger Ken Buck. Most notable:
Mr. Buck I want to start with you. The issue of gays in our country, in a debate last month you expressed your support for "don't ask, don't tell," which we talked about with Mr. Gibbs, and you alluded to lifestyle choices. Do you believe that being gay is a choice?

MR. BUCK: I do.

MR. GREGORY: Based on what?

MR. BUCK: Based on what?

MR. GREGORY: Yeah.

MR. BUCK: Well...

MR. GREGORY: Why do you believe that?

MR. BUCK: Well, I guess you can, you can choose who your partner is.

MR. GREGORY: You don't think it's something that's determined at birth?

MR. BUCK: I, I, I think that birth has an influence over like alcoholism and some other things, but I think that basically you, you have a choice.
So there you have it folks, you can't choose to be an alcoholic, but you can choose whether or not your are going to be gay.

I'm so glad that Ken Buck cleared that up for us.

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