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Gay Alabama State Rep. Threatens to 'Out' Cheating Pols

By    |   Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 07:30 PM

Alabama's only openly gay lawmaker says she'll "out" married politicians who've had affairs yet declare gay marriage immoral or bad for children.

Birmingham Democratic state Rep. Patricia Todd took to Facebook to vent her outrage about reaction to a judge's decision last week to strike down Alabama's bans on same-sex marriage, the Times Daily reports.

"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 said in her post. "I will call our elected officials who want to hide in the closet out."

In an interview with the newspaper, she also warned: "It is pretty well known that we have people in Montgomery who are or have had affairs .... I just want them to be careful what they’re saying, some of it might come back to stick on them."

Todd says she's not opposed to disagreement on the issue – just hypocrites, the Huffington Post reports.

"If you can explain your position and you hold yourself to the same standard you want to hold me to, then fine," she told the website. "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."

But a HotAir.com blogger writes Todd is hardly on moral high-ground.

"If she was such a moral crusader who felt this information was important to the public she should have already exposed them, regardless of party affiliation or sexual orientation," blogger Jazz Shaw writes.

"What’s going on here is known by a much more ugly word: extortion."

U.S. District Court Judge Callie Granade has issued a two-week stay on her ruling last week, giving the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals until Feb. 9 to decide whether to continue the delay.

If the ruling is upheld, Alabama will be the 37th state to legalize marriage equality.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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