Gay Ala. Lawmaker Threatens To Out Colleagues’ Affairs

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January 26, 2015 4:24 pm
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Openly gay Alabama state Rep. Patricia Todd (D) this weekend warned her fellow lawmakers that she would expose their marital infidelities if they continued to oppose same sex marriage by emphasizing “family values.”

“I will not stand by and allow legislators to talk about ‘family values’ when they have affairs, and I know of many who are and have,” she wrote on Facebook, according to the TimesDaily. “I will call our elected officials who want to hide in the closet out.”

Todd told the Huffington Post that she threatened her colleagues after many lawmakers condemned a federal judge’s Friday ruling that struck down the Alabama ban on same sex marriage.

“I don’t have direct knowledge, because obviously I’m not the other person involved in the affair. But one thing you would never hear about me is that I ever cheated on a partner or had an affair,” she said.

Todd said that she will not tolerate “hypocrites.”

“If you can explain your position and you hold yourself to the same standard you want to hold me to, then fine. But you cannot go out there and smear my community by condemning us and somehow making us feel less than, and expect me to be quiet,” she told the Huffington Post.

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