Stephen Colbert asks gays to send proof of “self-professed behavior” to Rep. Steve King’s office

Yesterday, I wrote about Rep. Steve King talking on the veto of Arizona’s SB1062 and the fact that he felt we don’t need protections for LGBT folks.

In discussing the issue of discrimination of gays and lesbians, he referred to homosexuality as “self-professed behavior” which in his eyes was difficult to prove. King further alluded that perhaps gays aren’t gay at all.

From Mediaite:

This past weekend, King told local TV station WHO-TV that these “self-professed” gays could just as easily be straight people “setting up a case” against a business that tries to discriminate them. Colbert recounted that familiar scenario in which someone pretends to come to their family, then pretends to fall in love, then pretends to get engaged, just so they can sue their potential florist at the last minute.

“As Steve King knows, even if gays do exist, it’s nearly impossible to prove it,” Colbert said. That’s why he’s asking gays from around the country to “send photos and/or videos to Steve King, proving that you are gay.” He went ahead and provided to address on screen to make it that much easier for everyone.

“Be sure to label your envelope campaign contributions, so you know that he’ll read it,” Colbert added.

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