E-mail from NC legislator containing gay slur draws warning from legislative leaderBy Gary D. Robertson, AP
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
NC House member’s e-mail with gay slur draws ire
RALEIGH, N.C. — A Republican North Carolina legislator who sent some of his colleagues an e-mail containing a gay slur is being called on to apologize for his remarks.
Rep. Larry Brown replied all to an e-mail last week commenting on an award Democratic Speaker Joe Hackney is receiving from a gay rights organization, Equality North Carolina. The group is giving its legislative leadership award to Hackney at its annual Equality Gala on Nov. 13.
Equality North Carolina executive director Ian Palmquist says Brown should publicly apologize and other Republicans who received the letter — mostly House incumbents — should speak out against his language, too.