Alabama’s first openly gay state representative, Patricia Todd, brought up a problem with a proposed law that would limit gifts to legislators and their spouses. Todd asked whether or not her wife would be considered a “spouse” even though Alabama law does not recognize their marriage and they were married out of state.
I can hear the good ol’ boys of Montgomery grumbling about how they have to deal with the gay thing yet again. No one had an answer for her and I would imagine it puts them in a hard place. Do they recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex, or do the rules just not apply to Patricia Todd?
I would imagine that no one in the Alabama legislature ever dreamed they would have to face the people they were demonizing all those years and have to interact with them as equals.
Via The Associated Press