October 14, 2006

That's new

This story is, of course, sad. And it may be played up by some for its similarity to a current scandal. But the thing that caught my attention was that this was an AP story which quoted "his husband".

BOSTON - Former Rep. Gerry Studds, who became the first openly gay member of Congress when his homosexuality was exposed during a teenage page sex scandal, died early Saturday. He was 69.

Studds died at Boston Medical Center several days after he collapsed while walking his dog, his husband said. Doctors determined his loss of consciousness was due to a blood clot in his lung, Dean Hara said.

Read the whole thing here.

Posted by jackhodgson at October 14, 2006 04:41 PM