House GOP cancels anti-minimum wage hearing after learning one of its witnesses wanted to 'tax homosexual acts'
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House Republicans this week were forced to cancel an anti-minimum wage hearing they had scheduled after learning that one of their star witnesses wants to level taxes against people just for being gay.

Politico reports that the House Education and Workforce Committee had originally planned a hearing this week to discuss the perils of raising the federal minimum wage to $15.

Among the featured witness was San Diego State University economist Joseph Sabia, who wrote a blog post in 2002 that was titled, "Tax Gay Sex."

In the post, Sabia falsely claimed that homosexuals were primarily responsible for the outbreaks of diseases, thus necessitating they pay a financial penalty for their behavior.

"Homosexual activity has been responsible for devastating health outcomes -- deadly HIV, hepatitis B, and various other sexually transmitted diseases," he wrote. "When two random men get together and choose to have sex, there is not an insignificant risk of infection and death. And if these infected men then go on to have sex with women, then you have women -- and possibly children -- who will be stricken with AIDS."

In a separate post, Sabia wrote that college girls should be considered "unpaid whores," while writing that feminism had "taught young women that equality is achieved by acting like promiscuous sluts."