Did hell freeze over while I have been glued to the Paris Hilton jail coverage? ABC News is reporting that a gay candidate in Dallas, Texas could be the next mayor and no one seems to be too awfully concerned about his sexual orientation!
Some activist groups are bursting with pride over the fact that Dallas may be on the verge of being the largest city in the United States to elect an openly gay mayor. But at town hall meetings and during fierce debates, his gayness seems a nonissue with voters.
City Councilman Ed Oakley, who has received the endorsement of the Democratic Party, said he has served as an openly gay public official for 15 years here in Dallas. In a debate moderated by ABC affiliate WFAA, Oakley said, "It has never been an issue. It is not going to be an issue. … I am who I am, and people know who I am."
His campaign manager, Craig Murphy, said the fact that the candidate is openly gay "Is totally irrelevant and that is why we are not talking about it."
All candidates running for Dallas mayor have campaigned saying they consider someone's sexual orientation a nonissue.
I bet George W. Bush fell out of his seat when he heard this!
This is the year of the gay!