One of the only openly gay world leaders and his partner met Vice President Mike Pence, who is notorious for creating legislation that hurts the LGBT community.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett met Pence at his home for breakfast, according to the Washington Post. Varadkar said when they’d met previously, Pence said they spoke about LGBT issues, and that the couple would be welcome in his home.
“They were very well briefed,” Varadkar said, according to the Post. “They knew about my personal story, that my partner was living in Chicago, and they said both Matt and I would be very welcome to visit their home in future.”
Second Lady Karen Pence couldn’t make it to the breakfast, as she was visiting the United Arab Emirates, where homosexuality is criminalized, according to the advocate.