Irish prime minister brings his boyfriend to meet Mike Pence
Vice President Mike Pence invited me and Matt to his home at the Naval Observatory this morning. It’s great to be back here for a really warm reception. pic.twitter.com/Wkh2Ic8lWP— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) March 14, 2019
While the Pences hosted Varadkar last year as part of an annual trip the Irish delegation makes to Washington, this year the vice president and his wife, Karen Pence, also invited Varadkar's partner, Matthew Barrett.
Varadkar is one of only a handful of state leaders globally who identify as gay. He touched on his sexuality in his brief remarks at the breakfast: "I stand here, leader of my country, flawed and human, but judged by my political actions and not by my sexual orientation, my skin tone, gender or religious beliefs."
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