Newt Gingrich, the homophobic GOP candidate whom gay conservative groups have rushed to defend in the past 24 hours, made Iowan Scott Arnold feel like "a second class citizen" during the marriage equality exchange the reverberated across LGBT blogs on Wednesday. Details follow.
In an appearance on MSNBC's The Ed Show, Scott said that being shunned by Newt made him feel discriminated against.
"It was almost as if he drew a line in the sand saying, you know, I don’t want your support," Scott said. "Go vote for this other guy because there’s no place for you in my, you know, in my presidency, there’s no place for you almost in a sense, you know, as an American. What do gay Americans do if Newt Gingrich was president? It was baffling really. [...] If he wants to be president, he should be president of all Americans. And, yeah, that did make me feel like a second-class citizen. Absolutely."