Monday, January 26, 2015

Gay AL Rep: Well, this is just a little Peyton Place and you're all Harper Valley hypocrites

Alabama's only out state representative, Patricia Todd, a Birmingham Democrat, posted a warning on her Facebook page to fellow lawmakers resisting a federal ruling overturning Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage:
     “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. “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.
     “It is pretty well known that we have people in Montgomery who are or have had affairs …” Todd told the TimesDaily this morning. “I just want them to be careful what they’re saying, some of it might come back to stick on them.”
     Todd said she hurt and angered by some of the remarks and backlash she has heard since Friday.
    “But I know I’m on the side that is going to win and I’m sorry they’re so ignorant,” she said.
     Several high-profile GOP leaders have spoken out against the ruling, and Attorney General Luther Strange asked the judge to stay her order until the U.S Supreme Court considers gay marriage later this year.

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