Massachusetts voters stood by Democratic Rep. Gerry Studds even after he was censured by the House in for his sexual relationship at age 36 with a year-old male congressional page, as well as making sexual advances toward two other teenage pages. Far from dooming the Democratic Party, the episode barely registered at the ballot box.
Gerry Studds D-Mass faces reporters outside the U. Capitol on July 20,after he was censured on the House floor. B y now, you probably know who Michael Sam is.
Gerry E. Studds, the first openly gay member of Congress and a demanding advocate for New England fishermen and for gay rights, died early Saturday at Boston University Medical Center, his husband said. The cause was a vascular illness that led Mr.
He was the first openly gay member of Congress. In he was censured by the House of Representatives after he admitted to a consensual relationship with a year-old page. Studds was re-elected to the House six more times after the censure.
In November, Young, who had run unopposed in the safe Democratic district five consecutive times, w More. The scandal wouldn't go away, and in Young was defeated in a Democratic primary runoff. Howe insisted he was set up and refused to resign.
In the past weeks, Republicans desperate to defuse the Foley scandal contrasted Foley's "honourable" resignation with Studds's determination to remain in Congress. Newt Gingrich, the former Republican leader, who himself resigned under the cloud of scandal, repeated the long-standing rightwing smear that Studds had "turned his back" on the House when the censure was read, unlike Republican Congressman Dan Crane, censured with Studds for his affair with a female page. Studds had faced the speaker, who read the censure, and then returned to his seat, while Crane left the chamber.
Gerry Studds D - MA be reprimanded for having engaged in sexual relationships with minorsspecifically year-old congressional pages. Both representatives admitted to the charges. On July 20,the House voted by a supermajority to revise the reprimand recommendation to censurea more extreme measure.
Gerry E. Studds, who championed environmental, maritime, and fisheries issues during 24 years in the US House and lent an eloquent voice to health and human rights matters, died early Saturday. First elected inMr.