Anti-Gay Virginia Rep Asks Bank President To Take Down Rainbow Flag Because Homosexuality ‘Shortens Lives’, ‘Increases Health Costs’

Notoriously anti-gay Virginia Rep. Bob Marshall “has called out the president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond for flying a gay-pride flag outside its downtown tower at the request of an employee group.” In a letter to the bank’s president, Marshall wrote that homosexuality “shortens lives, adds significantly to illness, increases health costs, promotes venereal diseases, and worsens the population imbalance relating to the number of workers supporting the beneficiaries of America’s Social Security and Medicare programs.”