LGBT activist interrupts Gingrich speech in Minnesota

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 0:15 EDT
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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was interrupted by LGBT activists while he was giving a campaign speech in Minnesota.

“Hey Newt, why do you support discrimination against gays and lesbians all the time?” a young man yelled at Gingrich.

The crowd at the event responded with loud boos and began chanting “Newt.”

The brief protest was organized by activist Nick Espinosa.

Espinosa “glitter bombed” Gingrich last year, making him the first 2012 presidential candidate to be doused with sparkly rainbow confetti for his opposition to same sex marriage and LGBT rights.

Although Gingrich at first brushed off the incident, he later told the New York Times that the act was “clearly an assault and should be treated as such.”

Last week, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was “glitter bombed.”

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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