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A Florida LGBTQ nonprofit revoked a job offer for an Alabama state lawmaker after she suggested that the state’s governor is gay and should be outed.
Alabama State Rep. Patricia Todd (D) is the state’s first openly gay state lawmaker, and was set to take a position as executive director of the One Orlando Alliance, an organization formed after the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting.
The group retracted its offer after Todd made social media posts suggesting that Gov. Kay Ivey (R) was gay and should be outed, according to AL.com.
“Will someone out her for God’s sake,” Todd wrote on Twitter. “I have heard for years that she is gay and moved her girlfriend out of her house when she became Gov. I am sick of closeted elected officials.”
The article goes on to state the following:
Jennifer Foster, the chairwoman of the One Orlando Alliance’s board, said in a statement that Todd’s comments are “not aligned” with the group’s values.
“We strongly believe that coming out is a personal choice and we do not support involuntarily outing,” Foster said.
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State Rep. Patricia Todd, who made the allegation against Ivey on Twitter and FB, has now locked down her Twitter page so only followers can see it and the FB page appears to have been deleted.
— Paul Gattis (@paul_gattis) May 16, 2018
— Lauren Walsh (@LaurenWalshTV) May 16, 2018
“After careful deliberation, the Board of Directors of One Orlando Alliance unanimously decided to retract the offer of employment made to Patricia Todd to serve as Executive Director of the organization. She was to begin her new role on June 1”. pic.twitter.com/DTJquTm6xx
— Valerie Vining (@ValerieVining) May 17, 2018
— Cassie Fambro (@CFambroNBC15) May 16, 2018
State Rep. Patricia Todd was supposed to start a new job in two weeks. But after she posted rumors online about Gov. Kay Ivey’s sexuality, the job offer got pulled. https://t.co/sUHAvNMoxv
— WAAY 31 (@WAAYTV) May 17, 2018
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