Mark Kirk has denied a claim by prominent outing blogger Mike Rogers that he's gay.

Kirk is the Illinois Republican representative who lost a critical Human Rights Campaign (HRC) endorsement after he voted against repeal of the law that bans gay troops from serving openly. The gay rights group decided to back Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, Kirk's Democratic challenger for the Illinois Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama, after Kirk voted against attaching a “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” repeal amendment to the defense budget bill late last week.

“Mark Kirk told me he was gay,” Rogers wrote on his outing blog

In the post, Rogers claims that Kirk asked him about the situation of a gay man during a D.C. party in 2004.

On Thursday, Kirk denied the allegation during an on-camera interview with Chicago CW affiliate WGN.

When asked why bloggers continue to out him as gay, Kirk responded: “Because I guess I got divorced, but I hope to remarry one day.”

“To a woman?” the reported asked.

“Absolutely,” Kirk replied.

Rogers said Kirk's vote against repeal of DADT prompted him to act now.

Last January, Kirk faced similar allegations by his GOP primary opponent, Andy Martin. Martin accused Kirk of being gay and, ironically, that his allegiance was owned by gay rights groups. Kirk also denied the allegation at the time.

Recent polling puts Kirk and Giannoulias in a virtual dead heat.