U.S. Rep. Edward Schrock, a Republican from coastal Virginia, announced this week that he was abandoning his bid for re-election, after a Web site claimed he had sought sex with other men through a phone service. Schrock, a married former Navy captain, has supported barring homosexuals from military service and banning gay marriage. The Web site, Blogactive.com, has targeted what it calls the hypocrisy of gay lawmakers who support anti-homosexual legislation. Schrock did not discuss the allegations, other than to say that they had “called into question” his ability to represent his constituents. An aide said Schrock was “absolutely not” gay.
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