Gay Alabama lawmaker threatens to reveal colleagues’ extramarital affairs

Gay Alabama lawmaker threatens to reveal colleagues’ extramarital affairs

State Rep. Patricia Todd, D-Birmingham, had a warning for her Statehouse colleagues over the weekend.

“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,” Todd, the state’s only openly gay lawmaker, said on Facebook over the weekend. “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 TimesDailythis 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.

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