December 06, 2017

Pennsylvania lawmaker wants everyone to know he is not gay

Opinion Politics
Daryl Metcalfe Matt Rourke/AP

State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, who is not gay.

Listen up, Harrisburg. State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe is not gay. You got that, buddy?

Nope, not one bit. He's a "heterosexual" who loves his wife. "I don't like men," Metcalfe said during a meeting of the House State Government Committee on Tuesday. Although fellow lawmaker Rep. Matt Bradford and his Democratic colleagues might, Metcalfe suggested.


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Yup, you got that. So, don't touch his arm, alright pal? Cause this lawmaker ain't gay. If the committee's Democratic chairman wants something from its Republican chairman, then, "Beg, don't touch." You heard him loud and clear, guy.

Now, one might suggest there is a way Metcalfe could have informed Bradford he appreciates his personal space without putting his heterosexuality on the public record during a House committee meeting and simultaneously demonizing members of the LGBTQ community. 

In fact, one might say it’s perfectly reasonable for Metcalfe to not want to be touched, but suggesting a man (with a wife) is gay – and therefore implicitly bad — is completely unnecessary and wholly inappropriate. 

One might even go as far to claim that Metcalfe's outburst is hardly surprising considering his history of blocking protections for the LGBTQ community.

That person simply does not get it. Daryl Metcalfe is not a gay man. Ya hear?