From the Raw Story
Jay Banning, the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Administration for the Republican National Committee since Ronald Reagan's presidency in 1983 acknowledged that he was gay during a telephone conversation Saturday.
Banning was first suggested to be gay by activist Mike Rogers, whose outing campaign has already targeted two gay congressmen who have voted against measures allowing gay couples to marry and adopt children.
Banning, as CFO and Director of Adminstration for the GOP, is responsible for all accounting systems, the administration of party headquarters, GOP security, personnel, information services, graphic services and executive secretariat services.
Asked if he was out at work, Banning said, "uh, we don't discuss it." He added that he didn't feel that he was at risk of being fired for being gay.
"I don't believe so," he said [...]
Banning, who has collected more than $270 million for the Republican Party in the 2004 election cycle for the most explicitly anti-gay platform the party has held in history, said he has no problem with spending tens of millions of dollars to restrict the rights of a group he's part of.
"I don't seem to have a problem with it," he said. "I'm not in the policy area."
Queried further, he remarked, "I don't make the policy."
That's three gay Republicans outed in the past month. And more are supposedly coming.
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