62nd House hopeful Rich Voltair: Nation’s attitude toward gay marriage will change because older people eventually will die. Now he says it’s a poor choice of words. The Round Lake Beach Democrat is running against two-term Republican incumbent Sandy Cole of Grayslake. Voltair is on record saying gay marriage is a civil rights issue and he attributed resistance to a generational divide. Voltair said he still believes the issue is generational, and that younger people are more open to equality for gay Americans than older people.
Voltair also said he’s noticed more “open bigotry among the older generation” while on the campaign trail — giving an example of a woman who asked if he was an illegal immigrant when he was campaigning door-to-door in a neighborhood. Voltair, a Hispanic, is an assistant professor at National-Louis University in his first run for office.
Absurd to be bias against older people, because we are all older every minute. Hypocritical because he maintains he is the victim of bias because he is Hispanic, while he maintains his belief that younger people are more open to equality for gay American than older people. So he is still bias against older people.
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