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Out Gay PA Rep. Brian Sims Talks About GOP Attempts to Silence Him, on 'Hardball': VIDEO


Out gay Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims and Prop 8 attorney Ted Boutros appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews last night in a segment devoted to the ongoing push for marriage equality nationwide.

Sims also talked at length about attempts by his colleague Rep. Daryl Metcalfe to stop him from talking about the SCOTUS DOMA ruling on the House floor.


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  1. What a hottie Mr. Sims is...

    Posted by: Chris in Irvine | Jul 2, 2013 3:21:02 PM

  2. It's very difficult to concentrate on the fine job he's doing as a politician and representing the Democratic party, when I keep imagining immediately falling to my knees if I were ever in his presence. (The football pics were bad enough, but since he's added the beard...)

    Posted by: Dback | Jul 2, 2013 3:29:02 PM

  3. 'Ralph Reed looks tired' That's the smarm leaking out.

    You notice with all his percentile quotes that he neglected to say that 60% of Americans now favor equality.

    Posted by: JONES | Jul 2, 2013 3:32:37 PM

  4. @ Dback - that beard definitely has an effect on me. Woof!

    Posted by: Mike in the tundra | Jul 2, 2013 3:47:26 PM

  5. Dude is rocking that beard. YUM.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Jul 2, 2013 4:21:21 PM

  6. I love it; A generation that won't put up with bullies.

    Great stuff - let's get the bullies, politicians, religious freaks, enabling cardinals, all out of office.

    These older people have phucked up society for so long with their segregation, Christian fascism, their homophobia, their snatching all the wealth for 1%.......these people are responsible for a society which is not where it ought to be in its progress.
    We are still debating Leviticus, for phuck's sake !
    And that's the height of our intellectualism ?
    We are using arcane rules to stifle a gay man in the state assembly ?
    Heads would have rolled in Paris in 1789.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jul 2, 2013 4:37:00 PM

  7. Note how much genuine respect Chris Matthews is showing towards Sims. He knows he's looking at potential First Gay President Material.

    (While the rest of us are kvelling over Husband Material.)

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jul 2, 2013 5:02:03 PM

  8. You tell 'em Sims! And we got your back.

    Posted by: JONES | Jul 2, 2013 6:55:18 PM

  9. I would never silence Brian Sims, but I sure would let him silence me with his ----.

    Posted by: Martin Haro | Jul 2, 2013 7:35:18 PM

  10. Ralph Reed, coconspirator with Jack Abramoff, felon, defrauding and swindling. It would be nice if that was how Matthews introduced Reed.

    Posted by: Glenn I | Jul 2, 2013 7:57:25 PM

  11. For heaven's sake, no one should be arguing with a man that good looking.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jul 2, 2013 8:40:55 PM

  12. So on Meet the Press he quotes the percentage of Americans who "were" in favor of bans when those bans were passed. how in the world does that reflect people's opinions today?

    Posted by: Gast | Jul 2, 2013 9:05:17 PM

  13. Brian Sims should seriously be President Of Everything...forever! (*thud*)

    Posted by: Geoff | Jul 2, 2013 9:36:35 PM

  14. Brian Sims for President 2020!

    Posted by: jsb | Jul 2, 2013 11:15:25 PM

  15. Brian Sims for President! Let's get the ball rolling. He will be the most handsome President we ever have! The Pennsylvania GOP is thoroughly humiliated. The nation now knows that Pennsylvania Republicans cannot separate Church and State. They need to be replaced ASAP. Vote them out of office Pennsylvanians!

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Jul 3, 2013 1:28:30 AM

  16. What an amazing man and a supportive team that he was in when he was a football player.

    Posted by: chadSF | Jul 3, 2013 2:58:31 AM

  17. One Note: Ralph Reed is, unsurprisingly, wrong again. 100% of Americans live in states that define marriage as between a man and a woman. 30% of us happens to live in states (or in my case a District) that also defines marriage as between two people of the same gender. We broadened the definition, we didn't limit it.

    Posted by: CPT_Doom | Jul 3, 2013 5:17:58 AM

  18. Wonder if Mr Sims is doing any work on the rewriting of section 4 of the VRA for the House. He'd seem to be a perfect fit for it.

    Posted by: JONES | Jul 3, 2013 9:26:56 AM

  19. Metcalfe has no business in government. If he wants to speak about the word of god, he should become a clergy person.

    Posted by: John | Jul 3, 2013 11:31:48 AM

  20. It is funny because, yes, I agree with what Rep. Sims is saying and he's really smart but I just keep thinking how handsome he is.

    Posted by: db | Jul 3, 2013 12:18:43 PM

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