Is it wrong to “out” a closeted gay politician? Does that politician’s strong opposition to gay rights affect the ethical calculus?
There has never been any serious doubt in Illinois that GOP Rep. Aaron Schock is gay. No one is likely to be too terribly surprised at the public airing of that fact, reported by a DC journalist. Is it anyone’s business?
Schock was already likely to draw a challenge from the Tea Party in next year’s election. It will be interesting to see how he handles this publicity and whether it influences that campaign.