SANTORUM WITHDRAWS SUPPORT FOR GAY AND TRANSGENDER RIGHTS:
Last month, Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) and a member of his staff met with Adrien Shanker and three other college students representing the gay rights group Gender Public Advocacy Coalition (GenderPAC). Following the meeting, Santorum posed with the students for a picture and signed a statement saying "sexual orientation and gender identity...is not a consideration in the hiring, promoting or terminating of an employee in my office." GenderPAC praised the senator for the move, stating it "puts him in good company with 169 other Members of Congress who have signed this statement." But yesterday, Santorum's office faxed the group a statement withdrawing his support. "To be clear, myoffice has not adopted the proposed 'diversity statement' nor the agenda of your organization," their office said in a fax.
"My name should no longer be reported as having adopted the 'diversity
statement.'" Shanker said he was "frustrated" with Santorum's "flip-flopped message."
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