Yeah, it's not that he was on Grindr doing Grindr things - more context from the article:
Since his election in 2002, Boehning has proved a staunch conservative. He has pushed to allow guns in classrooms and churches and sponsored strict voter identification requirements. He once attacked Democrats over their effort to give poor kids extra milk at school. Twice, he’s voted against expanding legal protections for gays.
He also gave two reasons for voting against the bill, even though he is gay, according to the Forum. Boehning quibbled with the language of the proposed legislation, which would have protected people “perceived” to be gay. But he also said he voted against his own self-interest because his south Fargo constituents would want him to.
Strangely, I think that's actually a wholly defensible argument - at the very least, it points to the problem of the constituency, not the representative, first and foremost.
Edit: And, I should say, the argument of the guy who outed him:
"I’m not trying discredit him in anyway. I’m just trying to point out the hypocrisy of it. He lives in a state where he represents constituents who don’t agree with his lifestyle. But he has to lie to them about his lifestyle and his personal beliefs to get elected."
Edited by Copper Bezel, 29 April 2015 - 02:29 PM.