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Hackers Blamed for Anti-Gay Business Messages

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Clack County Chamber of Commerce is blaming hackers for email messages sent from the group’s main account saying that gay, bisexual and transgendered businesses aren’t welcome in the county.

The Columbia reports that the local LGBT advocates denounced the organization.

Chamber director Izad Khormaee says someone gained access to the email account and sent the “vicious” messages.

The emails were sent Wednesday and one called gay businesses “immoral.”  Another said gay businesses have “no place in Clark County.”

Rep. Jim Moeller, a gay Democratic lawmaker from Vancouver, says he talked to Khormaee and believes the emails were not sent by the Clark County Chamber of Commerce.

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