Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul was glitter-bombed Monday by a gay rights advocate at the Minneapolis convention center (video below).
The Texas congressman is the latest GOP hopeful to get showered with a fistful of sparkling confetti in protest of his Republican stances, usually on gay rights. LGBT rights group The Glitterati claimed responsibility in a press release to The Huffington Post.
Glitterati member Charlie McAwesome reportedly threw the glitter over Ron Paul as he left the stage where he just spoke, shouting, housing and healthcare are human rights, not privileges.
Paul supports free-market health care. He has called President Barack Obama's health care program, which requires all Americans to have health insurance or face a fine, unconstitutional. Politico reported last year that Paul wants to cut $1 trillion in from the federal budget, including cuts to Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.
Paul has various stances on gay rights. He favors the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which would make it illegal for same-sex couples to wed, but he voted for the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, which banned gays from serving openly in the military.
Mitt Romney was glitter-bombed by gay rights activist and serial glitter-bomber Robert Erickson last week. The former Massachusetts governor tried to play it cool, claiming the glitter was confetti in celebration of his Florida primary win.
Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have also been the targets of glitter bombs.
Last month, protesters accusing Santorum of homophobia and opposing his stance against Occupy Wall Street showered him with glitter at an event in Central Florida. On Fox News, the former Pennsylvania senator called the activists intolerant members of the radical left.
Newt Gingrich was one of the first candidates to experience the burgeoning form of protest. He found himself dusting glitter off his suit jacket last year at a book signing.
More videos of Republican presidential candidates getting glitter-bombed can be viewed here.