The Birmingham Herald reports:
Patricia Todd, Alabama’s only openly gay state legislator, posted comments on social media Tuesday night suggesting that Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is gay. Todd, who is not seeking re-election to office this year, posted the comments on Facebook and Twitter.
The Ivey campaign denied the accusation. “This is a disgusting lie being pushed by a paid liberal political hack,” said Debbee Hancock, Ivey campaign spokeswoman. “There is absolutely no truth to it.”
In a follow-up email from AL.com seeking more information about the phrase “paid liberal political hack” in the initial statement by the Ivey campaign, Hancock said of Todd, “She’s a professional paid left-wing political activist.”
Earlier this month Todd was named director of the One Orlando Alliance, which formed after the Pulse massacre. Gov. Kay Ivey is twice-divorced, currently single, and has no children.
Will someone out her for God’s sake….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. https://t.co/0WP5J734sd
— Patricia Todd (@reptodd) May 16, 2018