Irish Prime Minister Brings Boyfriend to Meet Pence, Addresses Gay Identity in Remarks

Saturday Mar 16, 2019

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's visit to Washington this week brought him to the White House for a meeting with the President. But what brought considerable more attention was his breakfast with Vice President Mike Pence, whose views on LGBTQ rights are well-known, in which the out Irish leader brought along his boyfriend Matt and addressed his gay identity in his remarks and how it effected his political ambitions.




"In a short speech delivered beside the vice-president, the Taoiseach reflected on his ambition to become a politician when he was younger," the Irish Times reported.

"I also knew at the time that I lived in a country where if I tried to be myself at the time it would have broken laws, but today that has all changed. I stand here as the leader of my country, flawed and human, judged by my political actions, and not by my sexual orientation, my skin tone, gender or religious beliefs."

"We are, after all, all God's children." Mr Varadkar said.

Watch Mr. Varadkar's comments below:


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