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Republican congressman thinks it's okay to fire someone because they are gay

Republican Congressman James Lankford of Oklahoma doesn't think a law should be passed banning discrimination towards LGBT employees.

In a sidewalk interview with Think Progress, Lankford explained that homosexuality is a choice, unlike race or gender.

"Race and sexual preferences are two different things. One is behavior related, preference related. One is something inherently, skin color, something obvious, that kind of stuff," Lankford said. "You don't walk up to someone on the street and look at them and say gay or straight."

He also added that he doesn't believe that some is born gay.

Apparently, Lankford didn't get the memo from  the American Medical Association and the American Psychological Association. Both medical organizations have said that homosexuality  is not a choice.