That was gloriously awkward. The news anchor might have been able to make a better argument had he actually been in the slightest bit concerned with the effects of outing on gay people, rather than just wanting the queers to stay away from Republicans.
Now that everyone knows he's good friends with a gay feminist left wing professor, how could anyone disagree with him? They're good friends! And he's showing it by using her lifestyle and stances against his enemies.