It Doesn’t Matter If Cory Booker Is Gay (But He Isn’t)

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If anyone could appreciate Cory Booker's refusal to comment on whether he's gay or straight, you'd think it would be the folks at MSNBC. Yet when the issue first came up in the New Jersey Senate race, Chris Hayes spent several minutes asking Booker why he wouldn't just come out if he were gay, even after they agreed that his sexual orientation doesn't matter. Now Gawker notes that for some reason Rachel Maddow ended a Booker segment on Monday's show with, "Also for the record, Cory's not gay."