Hardball | February 01, 2013
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>>> back to "hardball" now. the "sideshow." state of shock . aaron schock . let's say you're a u.s. congressman in a state that's expected to take up the issue of gay marriage in the coming weeks, and let's say you have a history of supporting a federal amendment that would ban it entirely. in those circumstances you might expect it to be a hot topic with reporters, right? illinois congressman aaron schock apparently never saw it coming.
>> why don't you support that issue, by the way?
>> well, i just haven't.
>> i mean, is there a reason? it seems to be a few states have passed it. obviously that's the needle is moving in a lot of polls. i'm wondering what the reason is?
>> i think everybody has a set of beliefs on issues, social issues in particular, that are a reflection of how they were raised and their set of beliefs. i think why you're seeing some of these changes in-laws is because people's views in society have changed.
>> well, that was illuminating. schock hation said he's considering run are for governor of illinois.
>>> a rough week for some members of the 49 pers. it started when chris sul ver made anti-gay reports on a radio he show. quote, the derogatory comments i made yesterday were a reflection of thoughts in my head, but they are not how i feel. end the story maybe for culver. some pointed to the fact that four members took part in a video for the it gets better project, a group that reaches out to teen victims of bullying, specifically lgbt teens.
>> there's nothing easy about being young.
>> about being yourself.
>> every day brings different challenges.
>> it defines who you are but something you should never experience is being bullied.
>> the san francisco 49ers are proud to join it gets better.org to let all lgbt teens know that it gets better.
>> believe in yourself, set goals for yourself.
>> look to the future and it will get better.
>> that was last august, but in an interview with usa today , two of the players we just saw in the video initially denied participation in the gay rights video. one of them, ahmed brooks said, quote, i think if i made a video i'd rather it. this is america and if someone wants to be gay, they can be gay but i didn't make any video. then he was shown the video. oh, that. it was an anti-bullying video. it was a gay rights video. brooks and his teammate eventually agreed gay teens are very often the victims of bullying. the it gets better project has removeded video from the website.
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