Alabama State Rep. Patricia Todd has threatened to reveal the adulterous affairs of lawmakers who oppose gay marriage.
Todd, Alabama's first openly gay elected lawmaker, made her threat in a Facebook post published shortly after House Speaker Mike Hubbard, a Republican, released a statement condemning a federal judge's ruling striking down the state's ban on gay marriage.
“We will continue defending the Christian conservative values that make Alabama a special place to live,” Hubbard said.
“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 wrote. “I will call our elected officials who want to hide in the closet OUT.”
“One thing I'm pretty consistent on is, I do not like hypocrites,” she told The Huffington Post. “If you can explain your position and you hold yourself to the same standard you want to hold me to, then fine. 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.”