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Gay Alabama Rep Ends Affair Outing: Lesbian Lawmaker Gets Death Threats After Marriage Fight

By Jonathan Lambert j.lambert@classicalite.com on Jan 31, 2015 07:55 AM EST

It looks like Alabama's first openly gay representative, Patricia Todd, has called off her planned affair outing. The openly lesbian lawmaker received a number of death threats, following her comments in support of gay marriage.

Facebook has gotten a number of public officials in trouble since its launch. And, now it looks like FB has claimed another victim - Alabama State Representative Patricia Todd.

In case you have been living under a rock, Patricia took a hardline stance against Republican opposition, who have been openly fighting equality for gay and lesbian citizens for decades.

But, now it seems that Rep. Todd may have bitten off more than she could chew, when she promised to publicly out representatives for having extramarital affairs if they continued their fight against gay marriage.

According to Washington Times, Todd's attorney also contributed to the about-face:

"State Rep. Patricia Todd, a Democrat, admitted Wednesday morning that she could have handled things differently after she posted a message on Facebook over the weekend threatening to expose the supposed scandalous lives of her fellow legislators due to their opposition to same-sex marriage...She's now backing down from her threats at her attorney's request."

Of course, that might not be the only reason that Rep. Todd backed off her threats.

Earlier in the week, Patricia sat down with radio host and Huffington Post contributor Michelangelo Signorile. During the course of their conversation, Rep. Todd revealed that, after she announced her plans on Facebook, Patricia began receiving death threats:

"My life's been threatened in the past couple of days...A lot of my friends are worried about my safety. The police are patrolling by my house more often. I've got an alarm system. I am being careful. But they're not going to scare me back into my house. I'm not going to let them do that."

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