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Fox News contributor comes out, says he's not an advocate for gay rights

2015-05-05
Fox News contributor Guy Benson has come out as gay. Benson reveals he is gay in his new book End of Discussion: How the Left’s Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun) released next month (June). Benson He insists that his sexuality is "just a footnote" in the 316-page book and claims that despite being gay, he's not passionate about gay rights. “Gay rights is not something that dominates my attentions — or my passions — and that may seem incongruous, that may seem counterintuitive to a lot of people, but the issues that I care about most undergird the reasons why I’m a conservative and have been forever and will be a conservative moving forward," said Benson. In an interview with Buzzfeed, he added: “I’m for civil marriage, I'm for nondiscrimination laws — but I think there should be broad carve-outs for religious organizations, in particular, and narrow carve-outs for closely-held businesses that serve the wedding industry." More stories: Picture Special: Cheeky new instagram trend #undiesoutrestrooms Anti-gay US lawmaker outed over explicit pictures on Grindr