Mary Margaret Olohan on November 19, 2019
“The View” co-host Joy Behar said Monday that 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is in a “traditional marriage.”
Behar discussed the South Bend, Indiana, mayor’s chances at winning the Democratic nomination and said Buttigieg would appeal to voters because of his monogamous marriage. Buttigieg is gay and is married to a man, Chasten Buttigieg.
“People are excited about [Pete] Buttigieg,” Behar said. “He’s fresh. He’s new. He’s gay.”
“He’s a serviceman,” she added. “He served in Afghanistan.”
“He’s married and … unless you are a homophobe, he’s married in a very traditional marriage … totally monogamous,” Behar said Monday.
The mayor has said that his marriage to his Chasten Buttigieg has made him “more able to be true” to his faith.
“And I would also say that nothing has made me feel more connected, more able to be true, however imperfectly, to my faith than the experience of putting myself second, that came with committing my life to my husband Chasten,” Pete Buttigieg said at an October CNN LGBTQ forum.
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