Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert invokes Matt Damon in bizarre speech on why gays don’t belong in space

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert wants to put gay people on an island but not in space.

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The latter represents the latest homophobic rhetoric from the far-right Texan, who seems to have an exaggerated reaction to everything he doesn’t like.

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Louie Gohmert rebuked LGBT rights during a speech on the House floor Thursday, stating that NASA would never send gay couples into space. He even referenced Matt Damon’s starring role in last year’s space exploration flick “The Martian,” the organisation Right Wing Watch reported.

His extreme example ignores that the first American woman in space was a lesbian, although she stayed in the closet until her death.

Read more at chron.com

Photo By United States House of Representatives (http://gohmert.house.gov/images/officialphoto.jpg) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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