Lawmaker threatens to 'out' hypocrites opposing gay marriage

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Posted: Jan 27, 2015 12:50 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's only openly gay lawmaker is threatening to expose state politicians who have extramarital affairs but say gay marriage is immoral or bad for children.

State Rep. Patricia Todd, a Birmingham Democrat, says she was furious over some of the comments made by some colleagues after they learned gay couples might soon be able to get married in Alabama.

Todd says they're being hypocrites. She says will "out" politicians who cheat on their spouses or have other ethical lapses, but cite family values to oppose gay marriage.

Todd says she does not mind if people disagree on the issue, but it's offensive to suggest gay families are lesser families.

A judge last week struck down Alabama's two bans on gay marriage. Some politicians say the state will defend its Christian, conservative values.