AL Democratic Party disqualifies gay candidate

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    Panel disqualifies both District 54 candidates
    Democratic Party may handpick a nominee
    Friday, August 25, 2006
    BOB JOHNSON
    The Associated Press
    MONTGOMERY - A Democratic Party committee Thursday night disqualified an openly gay candidate for the Alabama Legislature and the woman she defeated in the primary runoff because both women violated a party rule that party officials said no other candidate has obeyed since 1988.

    The committee voted 5-0 to disqualify House District 54 candidate Patricia Todd, who was attempting to become the state's first openly gay legislator, and Gaynell Hendricks.

    Committee chairwoman Amy Burks said earlier Thursday the party's executive committee would make the final decision and select a nominee for the Birmingham seat at a meeting in Montgomery Saturday.




    http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1156498102183020.xml&coll=2


    I don't have a problem with disqualifing candidates for not following the rulse, but the bylaw that they used is one that hasn't been enforced since 1988. I am by no means an advocate for gay rights, but this just isn't kosher. No wonder the Democratic Party is in such a mess.
     
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    I think Being "Gay" - especially OPENLY Gay - is grounds enough to show the candidate lacks good judgement.
     
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    In your opinion, and mine as well. Does it disqualify you from serving in the legislature?
     
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    I think so. I think people in government should at least demonstrate 'good sense' or 'good judgement' under most conditions.
     
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    Absolutely it does, if you are willing to make such a reckless choice with your life, the most important thing you have control over, what do you think she'd do in office?

    Demos are in an absolute freefall, no doubt about it.
     
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    Stop drinking the Kool-Aid. Being gay is reckless? This is your opinion and shouldn't be mistaken for fact.
     
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    Stop being pc, every fact regarding the queer lifestyle choice points towards it being reckless and dangerous.
     
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    Are you really so clueless? Homosexual acts are VERY destructive to one's life. See also: Drug Addiction, Food Addiction, Hunting with the Vice President.
     
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    Who was Todd running against ("Somebody" Hendricks) & was she openly gay, too? What about Lucy Baxley & Jim Folsom? Are they openly gay? I can't access the rest of this article, but it seems like there's something else at play here. I mean BESIDES the media throwing in the "poor, downtrodden gay" information to get readers all riled up.
     
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    http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/115658371986160.xml&coll=2
     
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