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Former GOP chairman Michael Steele said that gay rights should not be equated with black rights in an exchange with LGBT activist and former Lt. Dan Choi on MSNBC’s “Now with Alex Wagner,” Raw Story reports.


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Check out some of the exchange below:

“First off, let’s just be very clear,” Steele said sternly. “There are a significant number of African Americans, myself included, who do no appreciate that particular equation. OK? Because when you walk into a room, I don’t know if you are gay or not, but when I walk into a room, you know I’m black. And whatever racial feelings you have about African Americans, about black people, that is something that is visceral, it comes out. I don’t know [you are gay] until later on, maybe you tell me or some other way. So, don’t sit there and make that comparison. Don’t make that analogy.”

Here is the full video of the exchange. Let us know what you think! Do you agree with Michael Steele?

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