Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegWill Bernie have to turn on his bros?Democratic rivals sharpen attacks as Bloomberg risesNow’s a time to take a look at who’s ‘blooming’ among DemocratsMORE on Sunday said he isn’t going to take “lectures on family values” from conservative media personality Rush Limbaugh, who recently made comments about the former South Bend, Ind., mayor’s sexuality. 
“I love my husband, Im faithful to my husband, on stage we usually just go for a hug,” Buttigieg said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“I love him very much. I’m not going to take lectures on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh.” Buttigieg’s response came after several of his Democratic primary opponents joined the widespread criticism of Limbaugh’s comments questioning whether voters would elect a gay candidate.
On his syndicated radio program, Limbaugh called Buttigieg “a gay guy, 37 years old, loves kissing his husband on debate stages.” 
I love my husband. Im faithful to my husband, @petebuttigieg responds to conservative radio host Rush Limbaughs recent comments. Im not going to take lectures on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh. #CNNSOTUhttps://t.co/bOje6TVl1spic.twitter.com/icNbNMetlw
State of the Union (@CNNSotu) February 16, 2020
Buttigieg is the first openly gay major Democratic presidential candidate. If elected, he would become the first openly gay president. 
He is leading the field in delegate counts after the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire primary.