Donald Trump’s VP used to urge people not to hire gays

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 31: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during a press conference March 31, 2015 at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis, Indiana. Pence spoke about the state's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act which has been condemned by business leaders and Democrats. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

The investigation has found that the Republican VP Mike Pence has published articles where he asked people not to give job to gays. The Indiana Governor was unveiled as Mr Trump’s Vice Presidential pick last month. Last year he was one of those who signed anti-gay ‘religious freedom act’.

The investigation provided by Right Wing Watch has found Pence published extreme anti-LGBT articles when he was the head of the Indiana Policy Review in the 90s. In the IPR’s journal, Pence himself penned an article lamenting “an endless line of pro-choice women, AIDS activists and proponents of affirmative action” at the 1996 GOP convention.Pence headed the IPR from 1991 to 1994. In an item published under his tenure in the December 1993 issue, the publication spoke against The Wall Street Journal because of taking part in a job fair for gay journalists. It suggested that “gaydom” was a “pathological condition”, arguing that gay journalists would be biased in their coverage because of their sexuality. It argued: “The more extreme of the gay movement consider themselves members of a sexual determined political party.” 1993’s August edition of IPR included an article targeting gay people involved in the country’s army forces. It claimed: “Homosexuals are not as a group able bodied. They are known to carry extremely high rates of disease brought on because of the nature of their sexual practices and the promiscuity which is a hallmark of their lifestyle.”

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