Missouri GOP member: I'm gay, and I oppose 'don't say gay' bill
The Kansas City Star
In a pretty stunning personal statement Wednesday, Missouri House Republican Zachary Wyatt announced to the world that he’s gay.
He also took advantage of his opportunity to denounce the insipid “don’t say gay” bill promoted by fellow Republicans.
Here’s a good story from the Kirksville Daily Express about this interesting development.
Wyatt didn’t mince words in his criticism of the “don’t say gay” bill, promoted by Missouri Rep. Steve Cookson:
“Speaking in Hearing Room 5 at the State Capitol, Wyatt condemned what he called a “horrible bill” that would make illegal nearly all discussions on homosexuality in public schools, including conversations between students and school staff about their own sexuality.”
And early Wednesday afternoon, The Star’s Jason Hancock tweeted this information:
“National group Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund confirms @RepZachWyatt the only openly gay Republican serving in a state legislature in the U.S.”
Colleague Barb Shelly recently has had some good takedowns of the ‘don’t say gay’ bill.