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September 14, 2012

Paul Ryan will speak at the Values Voter Summit 2012, a gathering of the most homophobic members of US religious right

For the next three days, some of the United States’ most renowned anti-gay extremists will gather for the Values Voter Summit.

Expecting to draw more than 2000 activists from the religious right, the conference kicked off today aiming to promote ‘pro-family values, the economy, and social conservative issues’.

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will be a featured speaker at the Family Research Council (FRC) event in Washington DC.

September 14, 2012

Female protesters said they were from ACT UP Philadelphia

Two women who said they were from the Philadelphia chapter of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) were thrown out of the Voter Summit in Washington on Friday (14 September) when they stood and yelled during Paul Ryan's speech: 'Corporations aren't people!'

Ryan, the Republican party's vice presidential nominee, did not comment on the incident during which the women's were quickly drowned out by chants of 'USA! USA!' from the audience.