What Patricia Todd Told Alabama Politicians Who Opposed Same-Sex Marriage Will Make You Laugh Out Loud
Not quite known for their progressive values or liberal policies, many Alabama lawmakers threw a fit when the Supreme Court struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban last week, railing against the disintegration of the sanctity of marriage. But one indomitable woman, State Rep. Patricia Todd, the only openly gay Alabama politician, threatened to reveal her colleagues' affairs if they didn't end the hypocritical criticism of the federal court's decision while having extramarital affairs themselves.
On a Facebook post over the weekend, Todd wrote:
The Democrat lawmaker was referencing House Speaker Hubbard's comments following the federal judge's decision. Hubbard railed against the ruling, saying in a statement:
Todd, in her statement, also criticized efforts to repeal the ban. Already, the federal judge put a two-week hold on the ruling so as to review the appeal against it. Frustrated by her colleagues' anti-gay rhetoric following Friday's ruling, Todd took to the Facebook to call out their flaming hypocrisy. She wrote:
Todd has been a singularly strong advocate of LGBT rights in the conservative state, worked to repeal Alabama's constitutional ban on gay marriage. State residents had voted, in 2006, to pass a constitutional amendment that would declare marriage between a man and woman. But the Times Daily reported that Todd said sentiment has changed greatly in eight years, and this year will attempt to carry legislation providing protection to LGBT state employees and teachers from discrimination in the workplace.
Image: Patricia Todd/Facebook