GOProud Slams Gaydar Research
From a press release posted by GOProud:
"This administration simply can’t be taken seriously when it talks about debt and deficit reduction when it chooses to spend money researching ‘gaydar’,” said Christopher R. Barron, Co-Founder and Chief Strategist for GOProud – a national organization of gay and straight Americans seeking to promote freedom by supporting freemarkets, limited government, and a respect for individual rights. GOProud is also the only national gay organization to endorse Mitt Romney. The National Science Foundation spent $30,000 supporting the “gaydar” study conducted by the University of Washington and Cornell University.$18 billion in "wasteful projects" but GOProud singles out some infinitesimally tiny item because it has the word "gay" in it. Typical. This is how they think they are buying a seat at their master's table.
“At a time when families – gay and straight – are being asked to tighten their belts and make tough decisions about spending because of the disastrous Obama economy it is an absolute insult to hear that federal tax dollars were spent ‘researching’ whether or not you can guess someone’s sexual orientation just by looking at them,” continued Barron. This study was uncovered as part of the Wastebook 2012, which was released this morning by U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK). The Wastebook lists 100 wasteful spending projects totaling more than $18 billion.