Chatter: Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty
By Noah Michelson
"That statute is not worded the way it should be. I said I regretted the
vote later because it included things like cross-dressing, and a
variety of other people involved in behaviors that weren’t based on
sexual orientation, just a preference for the way they dressed and
behaved. So it was overly broad. So if you are a third-grade teacher
and you are a man and you show up on Monday as Mr. Johnson and you show
up on Tuesday as Mrs. Johnson, that is a little confusing to the kids.
So I don’t like that."
-- Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty lamenting his 1993 vote in favor of a sexual orientation anti-discrimination law. If history has taught us anything about those who doth protest too much, we wouldn't be the least bit surprised if there were pics of Pawlenty flouncing around in a lacy little Frederick's of Hollywood number and if there are and any of you happen to have them -- you know where to send them. Pronto.
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