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Fred Karger to File Complaint Against CPAC, Saying He Was Denied Booth Because He is Gay

Gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger, who is still campaigning and stirring things up where he can along the way, is planning to file a complaint with the D.C. Human Rights Commission against the Conservative Political Action Conference, alleging that he was denied a booth at the conference because he is gay, Buzzfeed reports.

KargerWrites Karger in the complaint:

Al Cardenas and his American Conservative Union have violated mycivil rights and certainly appear to be in direct violation of the Districtof Columbia’s 1977 Human Rights Act.

The Washington, DCHuman Rights Actwas passed to “secure an end in the District of Columbia to discrimination for any reason other than that of individual merit” and specifically forbids discrimination based on sexual orientation. The Human Rights Act forbids discrimination in “any place of public accommodation.”

In the complaint, Karger also details the campaign by conservative hate groups like AFTAH, as well as the Liberty Counsel, to exclude gay groups from the conference, a campaign which ultimately led to gay conservative group GOProud getting the boot.

Read Karger's complaint, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. How dare those hypocritical intolerant liberals do..,,wait...huh?

    oh, never mind.


    "fred karger turns on stove, touches it; shocked to find his fingers burned"

    But wait a second, I thought the Conservative movement was accepting of gay people, after all there are more than a few (closeted) Gay Republicans on here commenting every day saying that it's liberals that are the problem...

    hmm.. so even the far-right leaning GOProud can't win? The Gay Group so pathetic that they don't actually do ANYTHING for LGBT Equality, and yet they're still denied because (let's face it) no matter how hard they try to throw Stereotypical Gay Liberal Leftists under the bus, their chosen party still hates them for being gay.

    And then Karger....poor Karger. Made his money from Big Tobacco, like totally the most ethical gig in the country, eh?


    Yeah. I'm so stunned that a bigoted group doesn't want you there. Stunned. Biggest shock of my life.

    the GOP is the party for White Heterosexual Christian Males.
    GOP women? the most anti-woman women you can find. misogynist's wet dreams, the lot of them. weak-willed bobblehead idiots who parrot the bigotry of the men they're slaves to.
    GOP gays? sad white boys with money who have to cut off their own balls as an offering of subservience.
    non-white GOPs? gurrrl, don'tgetmestarted.

    there will always be the weak and the wounded who suck up to the bully rather than challenge it. they have my pity.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Feb 1, 2012 10:29:03 AM

  2. Fred, I hope you make them so mad that CPAC publicly responds, yes you are GAY and you are not welcome in our big tent any more. GOProud and Log Cabin were thrown under their GOP bus, why are you running behind it banging on the sides? It won't stop and open the door to let you on ever. It's beyond me why anyone would vote republican as they are now since at their most basic level they have shown and stated we are second class citizens. If they don't believe in basic human dignity and equality, this really shows their character. I don't have friends like that and why on earth would you even consider trying to get back on their bus...hell, you'd probably settle for sitting in the back of the bus if offered but we all saw what Rosa Parks did to that. Wake up and repudiate the republicans and join a real equality movement.

    Posted by: Todd | Feb 1, 2012 10:37:45 AM

  3. Seriously -- is news about this man some sort of joke? He is "... still campaigning"? Right. How is it that the only place one ever reads about him is on this blog?

    Posted by: Kirby | Feb 1, 2012 10:42:15 AM

  4. I think too many people misunderstand Fred Karger. He's not campaigning because he thinks he has a chance of winning, and I don't think he was surprised in the slightest that CPAC denied him a place at their table. This is a guy who's working patiently and persistently to try and make a difference. I see him as a sculptor who's calmly chipping away at a piece of stone. He knows what his realistic goals are, and I think he is going to keep working toward them until he's satisfied.

    Posted by: Matthew | Feb 1, 2012 11:36:44 AM

  5. The republican party has banned all open gays from participation in its activities. It has officially declared that homosexuality is not "acceptable" in society. It has openly called for discrimination against homosexuals in all facets of the society. It has called for reinstatement of sodomy laws nationwide and a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage. Why on earth would a sane individual want to involve himself in such a group? This man needs psychiatric assistance.

    Posted by: cranky1 | Feb 1, 2012 11:41:58 AM

  6. There was a myth circulating during the Bush years that the GOP was an all inclusive party. Well, I've not seen any gay man or woman of notoriety appear at any of their conventions let alone been given time to make a public address. None of their candidates has ever addressed LGBT equality and never will. Karger has already found out.

    Posted by: Robert in NYC | Feb 1, 2012 12:07:52 PM

  7. I understand why Karger is running. His goals are noble but quixotic. Kiwi said it best in the first post.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Feb 1, 2012 12:24:57 PM

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