Shifting from the political foundation of the grassroots conservative movement, Republican Congressman Scott Tipton, a Tea Party-backed politician, said he would support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that would make it illegal to fire someone for being gay.
“I don’t believe we ought to be discriminating against people for their private lives,” the Colorado Republican told ThinkProgress.
Tipton added: “I’m a businessman. When you walk in the door, if you’re able to do the job and you’re focused on your job, that’s all that’s important.”
The comments were made right after the Romney/Obama presidential debate on Wednesday, Oct. 3.
Listen to Tipton explain his pro-business, gay-friendly stance: