The daughter of conservative firebrand Alan Keyes announced her homosexuality at a gay rights rally Monday, publicly revealing for the first time what had been an open secret during her father's failed senatorial campaign. Maya Marcel-Keyes, 19, spoke only obliquely of her sexual orientation in a speech before a crowd of several hundred people outside the Maryland State House. Though she spoke mainly of the troubles of homeless gay youth, Marcel-Keyes addressed the difficulties she faced growing up as the daughter of one of the country's most outspoken opponents of homosexual lifestyles and gay marriage.
Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings slammed Buster, an animated rabbit, for visiting a Vermont girl with same-sex parents; President Bush renewed his call for an anti-gay amendment to the Constitution; and a deadly new strain of H. But there was one bright spot this week. It was a bit of good news for gays and lesbians, particularly those who are connoisseurs of schadenfreude.
Keyes 'the arch-conservative Republican presidential candidate--is taking questions after a fiery stump speech. He's spent the past half hour attacking "the radical homosexual agenda" and condemning abortion as murder. He knows what's coming and he doesn't think twice.
Maya Jeane Marcel-Keyes born May 23, is an American social and political activist and daughter of Alan Keyesa candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. Despite her staunch conservative upbringing, Marcel-Keyes has been involved with the anarchist and gay rights movements. Maya Marcel-Keyes was raised in Darnestown, Maryland. Marcel-Keyes worked with a tribal rights group in southern India in her gap year before matriculating at Brown University in
Three-time Republican presidential hopeful Alan Keyes made a bizarre link between same-sex marriage and climate change in a fiery conference speech last month. Like climate change, marriage equality threatens to destroy humanity, he said in statements made at the " Crimes Against Nature and the Constitution: Cultural Marxism and America's Moral Collapse " event in Washington, D. He asked the crowd, "If we all woke up tomorrow morning and decided that our sexual preference is homosexual [and] we shall have nothing to do with the opposite sex, would you like to tell me what would happen to the human race thereafter?
So when Mr Keyes' only daughter, Maya Marcel-Keyes, declared herself a "liberal queer" at a public rally he lived up to his word. Her parents turned her out of their house, broke off all communication and stopped paying her university tuition fees. Ms Keyes told a rally supporting gay young people in Maryland: "We have to figure out what we can do to make sure that during those times when it seems like everything in the world is turning against them, like everyone in the world is rejecting them, that they know there are resources out there they can turn to; there are people out there who will say to them, 'I care'.
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Trivia question: Who did Barack Obama beat in his campaign for the U. Senate seat from Illinois? Answer: A former ambassador to the United Nations under the Reagan administration, a two-time candidate for the U.
Alan Keyes born August 7, is an American conservative activist and pundit, former Ambassador to the Economic and Social Counsel of the United Nations,  and was a Republican candidate for president in,and Senate, after the former Republican nominee, Jack Ryandropped out when details of his divorce proceedings were released to the media. During the Reagan administration, Keyes served as an ambassador to the United Nations.