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GOP Rep. opens wrong door, attends LGBT event

By Kristen Butler, UPI.com   |   June 14, 2013 at 1:23 PM  |  Updated June 14, 2013 at 2:04 PM   |   Comments

June 14 (UPI) -- Republican Congressman Ralph Hall of Texas accidentally opened the wrong door last week and wandered into a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender event for the Victory Fund on Capitol Hill.

Hall, the oldest serving member of Congress at age 90, is a supporter of the Defense of Marriage Act, and his appearance at the reception was met with shock and confusion.

After getting some refreshments and making small talk, Hall inquired as to the whereabouts of the lawmaker whose event he thought he was attending.

It turns out he and his staff were supposed to be in another event hall. After discovering he was in the wrong place, the anti-gay conservative quickly left the premises.

"At that moment I realized that this was not the reception I intended to attend, and I put down my glass, thanked the sponsor, and told him we would be leaving," Hall said.

Following an article about the event mix-up entitled "Ralph Hall Lets His Hair Down," Hall joked, “I would just say that while I do have a good head of hair for a 90-year-old, I do not have the quantity of hair, nor the inclination, to let it down.”



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