Pete Buttigieg reflects on his struggle to come out in candid debate moment

(CNN)Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg responded to a question about professional setbacks during Thursday’s presidential debate by offering a candid reflection about struggling with his own sexuality and coming out as gay as an elected official in Indiana.

“You know, as a military officer serving under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and as an elected official in the state of Indiana when Mike Pence was governor, at a certain point, when it came to professional setbacks, I had to acknowledge whether just being who I was, was going to be the ultimate career ending professional setback,” Buttigieg said during the debate, which was hosted by ABC News. “I came back from the deployment and realized that you only get to live one life and I was not interested in not knowing what it was like to be in love any longer.


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