Well here's something we didn't expect.
Republican Tom Ridge, the former Pennsylvania governor and Secretary of Homeland Security, is speaking out against many of his fellow Republicans for their anti-LGBT views.
See what he has to say after the jump!
Ridge, who’s endorsed Mitt Romney for President, notes: “I think, as a party, we sometimes come across as very judgmental and very self-righteous, and that doesn’t play well to a lot of people.” (Ya think??)
He continues, “Not just on political grounds, but in terms of the culture. We accept diversity in many different ways, and we need to be more clear about that and careful to express that.”
According to The Wall Street Journal, “Ridge urged a more expansive approach to what he termed ‘the gay community,’ noting that increased familiarity with gay people tends to lead to less judgmental politics. ‘I think that’s the right way to be,’ he said. ‘Younger Americans on both sides of the aisle are saying, ‘Live and let live.’”
Here, here, Tom. Here, here.
Ridge hasn’t taken a stance on same-sex marriage stating that, “It’s one of those situations where I’d leave it up to the state.”