Tim Pawlenty Glitter Bombed

CODEPINK punks presidential candidate
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2011 6:51 AM CDT

(Newser) – Do we sense a shiny new protest trend? A pair of CODEPINK activists dumped a manila envelope full of glittery hot pink confetti on Tim Pawlenty yesterday during a signing of his book Courage to Stand in San Francisco. "Where's your courage to stand for gay and reproductive rights?" the women cried. Pawlenty, of course, is the second presidential hopeful to get a face full of glitter. Click here to see Newt Gingrich "feel the rainbow."

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Pawlenty does indeed have an anti-gay rights record; in Minnesota he vetoed a bill that would have allowed gay couples the right to the remains of their dead partner and would have also let them file wrongful death suits, the LA Times explains. "I oppose efforts to treat domestic relationships as the equivalent of traditional marriage. Accordingly, I am opposed to this bill," he said at the time. (Read more Code Pink stories.)

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