Mike Pence hosts Ireland’s prime minister Leo Varadkar and boyfriend Matt Barrett for breakfast

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When addressing the big pink elephant in the room, Varadkar said, “I lived in a country where if I’d tried to be myself at the time, it would have ended up breaking laws,” The Washington Post. reported. “But today, that is all changed. I stand here, leader of my country, flawed and human, but judged by my political actions, and not by my sexual orientation, my skin tone, gender or religious beliefs.”