Gary Johnson, Republican presidential
candidate, has joined Rick Santorum in condemning booing of gay
Johnson, the former governor of New
Mexico, is considered the most gay friendly candidate on the stage
during Thursday night's Fox News/Google Republican presidential
But even Johnson kept mum during the
debate when a video question submitted by Stephen Hill, a gay soldier
serving in Iraq, was booed by the audience.
Referring to the recent repeal of
“Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” Hill, appearing in an Army t-shirt,
asked: “Do you intend to circumvent the progress that has been made
for gay and lesbian soldiers in the military?”
The audience cheered when Rick Santorum
repeal a “tragic social experiment” and vowed to reinstate the
policy, if elected president.
During an appearance on MSNBC, Johnson
told Rev. Al Sharpton that the incident was “not right.”
“If I have one regret from last
evening, it's that I didn't stand up and say, you know, you're booing
a U.S. serviceman who is denied being able to express his sexual
preference. There's something very wrong with that,” Johnson said.
(The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)
Santorum says he supports gay soldier Stephen Hill.)