An out lesbian politician, Patricia Todd, has said that she will reveal the extra-marital affairs of her colleagues who oppose gay marriage.
The Republican politician posted a message on Facebook last weekend, promising to out the cheaters, the Times Daily reported:
“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,” said Todd, the state’s only openly gay lawmaker. “I will call our elected officials who want to hide in the closet out.”
Todd was responding to comments from her fellow lawmakers after Friday’s decision by a federal judge to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriages.
“If certain people come out and start espousing this rhetoric about family values, then I will say, ‘Let’s talk about family values, because here’s what I heard.’ 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,” said Todd.
Todd said, in a press conference:
“I’m willing to jeopardise my political campaign to do it, this is the fight of our life, this is why I ran for office, I’m not a politician, I’m an activist.”
Alabama could become the 37th US state to legalise gay marriage.
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