State Del. Mark Sickles, Now Seeking Election to Congress, Comes Out as Gay

February 22, 2014 3:48 PM2 comments

Veteran State Del. Mark Sickles, who represents areas of Alexandria and southern Fairfax County in the Virginia state legislature and who has thrown his hat in the ring as among 10 other candidates seeking to fill the U.S.Congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Jim Moran, came out publicly as being gay in an announcement yesterday. It makes Sickles the second gay candidate seeking the Moran job, as State Sen. Adam Ebbin has been openly gay since the 1990s when first elected to the state legislature.


  • D_Wayne_Jones

    Are we getting anywhere close to the time when people’s sexual preferences are not news?

    • You beat me to it. How is this a news story? Did this guy really issue a press release saying, “I’m gay! Vote for me.”? There has to be more to it than that.

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