“Being gay has had no bearing on my job performance in business, in the military, or in my current role as mayor. It makes me no better or worse at handling a spreadsheet, a rifle, a committee meeting, or a hiring decision. It doesn’t change how residents can best judge my effectiveness in serving our city: by the progress of our neighborhoods, our economy, and our city services.” –Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, IN & lieutenant in the Naval Reserves
Lt. Pete Buttigieg, a Naval Intelligence officer, during his 2013 deployment to Afghanistan
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