Ex-congressman Aaron Schock, who actively fought with gays, himself admitted to being gay.
As a member of Congress representing Illinois from 2009 to 2015, Republican Aaron Shock voted against many measures that could help expand the freedom of the LGBT community.
Chief among his controversial positions were a vote against the abolition of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military policy and a vote against Matthew Shepard’s Law, which expanded the penalties for hate crimes.
But five years after Shock resigned at the age of 33 amid an investigation into his alleged misuse of taxpayer funds, the politician admitted that he was gay. In a long essay posted on Instagram on Thursday, Shock made a cuming out.
In his essay, Shock apologized for his former political positions and motivated his decisions by the fact that almost everyone at that time opposed gay marriage and other gay rights.