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That time anti-LGBTQ candidate Blake Masters went to the gay wedding of his biggest financial backer

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A post shared by Blake Masters (@bgmasters) Meet Blake Masters.He’s the 36-year-old venture capitalist and Republican nominee challenging Democrat Mark Kelly for his U.S.

Senate seat in Arizona.He’s also a homophobic pile of garbage who wants to overturn Obergefell v. Hodges, the SCOTUS decision establishing a right to same-sex marriage.Oh, and his campaign is being largely funded by billionaire Peter Thiel… who is gay… and married to a man.Before his recent foray into politics, Masters, who has never held public office before, worked for Thiel, who has reportedly funneled at least $15 million into a pro-Masters super PAC called Saving Arizona PAC.The guys are close.

So close that they wrote a book together in 2014 and, in 2017, Masters was invited to Thiel’s wedding to Matt Danzeisen… even though he doesn’t support gay marriage and thinks same-sex unions should be illegal.According to his ivoterguide profile, Masters also believes “religious freedom” must be protected at all costs and that businesses should be allowed to discriminate against LGBTQ people if being gay violates their moral and/or religious beliefs.“This was one of the Democrats’ most despicable tactics; if you disagree with their politics, they will come after your business and livelihood,” he said in the questionnaire. “That is unacceptable and un-American.

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