Former New Mexico Governor (left) pulled out of the Boston Tea Party rally after learning about the participation of notorious homophobe Scott Lively (right). Former New Mexico Governor (left) pulled out of the Boston Tea Party rally after learning about the participation of notorious homophobe Scott Lively (right).

Governor Gary Johnson Backs Out of Boston Tea Party Event Featured

Governor Gary Johnson Backs Out of Boston Tea Party Event - 5.0 out of 5 based on 4 votes

After reading an IREHR story on anti-gay activist Scott Lively's scheduled appearance at the April 14 Mass Tea Party Coalition event in Boston, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson has decided to pull out of the event.

Governor Johnson's communications director, Joe Hunter, emailed IREHR this afternoon, "Having seen your article re the upcoming 'Tea Party' event in Boston, I wanted to let you know that Governor Johnson will NOT be attending.  With all due respect to the organizers and their right to invite whomever they wish, he has decided that participating would not be consistent with his strong support for marriage equality and gay rights." 

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