Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey denies gay accusation

Lester Mason
May 17, 2018

Todd, who outed Ivey out of frustration with the governor's comments, was the first openly gay state representative in Alabama when she was elected in 2006.

The Ivey campaign pushed back against Dawson's accusations, calling them "utter nonsense" and saying Dawson "is intentionally misleading the public for political gain".

Todd said that she had "heard for years" that Ivey is gay and that she made her girlfriend move out when she became governor.

"She's a professional paid left-wing political activist".

"There is absolutely no truth to it", Hancock added.

Dawson called a Tuesday afternoon press conference in Birmingham where he said $800,000 of the state's money was given to the recently shuttered LGBTQ group Free2Be since 2015 from grants from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs department.

The evangelist turned republican gubernatorial candidate is demanding an apology from the governor. The statement specified that Free2Be had received grants since 2014 under the Victims of Crime Act, which specified at least 10 percent of the grant dollars must be given to agencies that provide services to underserved populations, including a requirement for those to extend to orgs providing victim services to the LGBTQ community.


Alabama Governor Kay Ivey listens as President Donald Trump congratulates her on taking office.

Tweeted Todd: "Will someone out her for God's sake...."

"She had the chance to right the ship, and on this she failed miserably", he said. "I'll catch some flak for it, but I feel a responsibility-not as the "head queer"-to hold people accountable".

Ivey, 73, is single, twice divorced, and has no children, according to AL.com. And perhaps totally unconnected, the state's then-governor, Robert Bentley, went on to resign after an affair with a political adviser was uncovered.

Ivey, who signed a bill previous year that allowed adoption agencies to refuse LGBTQ parents, responded that the money was from the federal government and had to be given to the organization. She responded by distancing herself from Free2Be. On May 13, a post was made to the organization's Birmingham location's Facebook page stating all locations are closed. "So that's what I plan to do, vote for Republican nominee Roy Moore".

"LGBTQ issues still continue to be highly negative here in the state of Alabama, more so than anywhere else, so if you're looking for a way to chip away at a big-time front runner this is a good divisive issue to do it", said Jackson.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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