DeLAY, FRIST TO WED Embattled Republicans Seek Legal Protection as Gay Married Couple
In what some skeptics saw as a calculated move to protect themselves from impending prosecution and ethics probes, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and former Speaker of the House Tom DeLay announced today that they were engaged to be married.
Holding hands on the steps of the Capitol, Sen. Frist and Rep. DeLay denied that there were any ulterior motives for their stunning decision to wed.
“Let our critics say what they want,” Rep. DeLay said. “Bill and I have never been more in love.”
But before reporters could question the two smitten lawmakers, Sen. Frist added, “And as a gay married couple, we expect to be protected from harassment by the government, including prosecution for conspiracy and investigation of insider stock sales.”
Rep. DeLay, seemingly fighting back tears, concurred: “We refuse to be attacked by those who won’t accept our love.”
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