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AL openly gay legislator threatens to expose officials having extramarital affairs

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Alabama's only openly gay lawmaker, Representative Patricia Todd, says she will begin outing other elected officials who she says are gay or having extramarital affairs. That's if they keep opposing same-sex marriage by preaching about "family values."

Todd made that statement through a post on her Facebook page over the weekend.

Her stance is in direct response to Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard's comments about a federal judge ending Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage.

He called the decision outrageous and said he would continue to defend conservative "Christian values."

Todd says that's fine, but if the Hubbard continues that talk, she warns it will come at a cost to some of his colleagues.

"Then I'm going to try and hold you in check. Because some of your folks don't exactly have the greatest family values either," Todd said. "So be careful when you start throwing that brick. And I realize that it's not a popular opinion and I'll get a lot of backlash, but at this point in time, I'm willing to risk everything politically to make this happen."

In response to Todd's threats Hubbard issued the following statement:

"I consider Rep. Todd a friend, and we have always enjoyed a good and cordial relationship, so I am sorry that she is upset about my remarks. We do have a fundamental disagreement on allowing same sex marriages in Alabama, and I will continue to voice my opinion on this important social issue, just as I expect she will continue to voice hers, but we can disagree without being disagreeable."

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