Rumors that Illinois Representative Aaron Schock is gay reignited last week after the Republican discussed Paul Ryan's physique in a gay neighborhood in Tampa during the Republican National Convention, but Schock has refused say whether such rumors are true.

The 31-year-old Schock in 2004 was asked by a Chicago newspaper whether he's gay. He told Details magazine in 2009 that he's not.

Last year, the rumors returned when he appeared on the June cover of Men's Health Magazine showing off his six pack abs.

Schock is strongly opposed to gay rights. He voted against repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” and gay-inclusive hate crimes legislation, and he objects to marriage equality.

In the video produced by, Schock is seen strolling past several stores selling gay-related paraphernalia such as rainbow flags and vanity underwear as he discusses Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan's physique.

“I think Paul's in great shape. I think a little bit of leaner attire to help accentuate that physique he works so hard to, you know, maintain,” Schock responded when asked if has any fashion advice for Ryan.

When SiriusXM OutQ's Michelangelo Signorile asked Schock whether he's gay, he replied: “Those questions are completely ridiculous and inappropriate. … I've said that [I'm not gay] before and I don't think it's worthy of further response. I think you can look it up.” He then abruptly ended the interview.

Before he walked away, Schock said he relied on the advice of Arizona Senator John McCain and “military experts that came before Congress” in his decision to vote against repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell.”