Anti-LGBTQ Pence Hosts One Of Few Openly Gay World Leaders And Partner

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 10: Leo Varadkar, (R) the Irish Taoiseach, looks on with his partner Matt Barrett during the Guinness Six Nations match between Ireland and France at the Aviva Stadium on March 10, 2019 in Dub... DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 10: Leo Varadkar, (R) the Irish Taoiseach, looks on with his partner Matt Barrett during the Guinness Six Nations match between Ireland and France at the Aviva Stadium on March 10, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 14, 2019 12:43 p.m.

Vice President Mike Pence, a known opponent of LGBTQ rights, hosted an openly gay world leader and his partner at the vice president’s residence for the first time Thursday.

According to a Thursday Washington Post report, Pence invited Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his partner, Mike Barrett, to his residence for breakfast.

Pence has hosted Varadkar solo before and reportedly told him then that his partner would be welcome as well.

Pence, a conservative Christian, has a rich history of opposing LGBTQ rights, including saying that same-sex marriage indicates a “societal collapse” and opposing legislation that would prevent discrimination against LGBTQ people in the workplace.

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