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Not in the Fifties anymore

Both the novel "Advise and Consent" and the movie of the same name played on the blackmailing of a gay congressman. Eighteen years after the movie, popular Harford County congressman Bob Bauman's political career came crashing down after a gay sex scandal. In 2012, openly gay candidates were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, the latter a first.
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