EDGE Boston gives us the setup:
[Richard] Curtis, elected to the [Washington] state House three years ago, voted in the spring against a measure to provide domestic partnerships to gays and lesbians.
In 2006, Curtis came out against an anti-discrimination bill to protect GLBT people from being discriminated against on the basis of their sexuality.
I’m sure you can guess the punchline. Check your answer below the fold.
Give yourself one point for each part of your answer found in the Seattle P-I’s opening paragraph:
OLYMPIA, Wash. — A Republican state legislator who repeatedly voted against gay rights measures resigned his seat Wednesday amid revelations he had sex with a man he met at an erotic video store while in Spokane on a GOP retreat.
Give yourself another point if you guessed that:
Curtis, a former firefighter, declared, “I am not gay.”
We now turn to Editor & Publisher. Give yourself another ten points if your answer involved crossdressing (not that there’s anything wrong with that):
The police report states that Curtis allegedly wore women’s clothing, red stockings and “a black sequined lingerie top before engaging in a sex act at the store. He continued to wear them throughout the night under his clothing,” the paper reported.
But for the really juicy details, we must turn to Spokane’s Finest. You can read the police report and search warrant affidavit. But do heed Wonkette’s advice: go to the bathroom first, so you don’t have to interrupt your reading halfway through.
Speaking of Wonkette, I can’t resist quoting some of her commenters:
Nothing says, Bring dignity back to politics like a married-with-kids AIDs chasing man in red fishnet stockings and a black sequinned negligee. Because without the sequins? That’s so tawdry!
and Dave J.:
I think it’s safe to say that when your constituents have to ask “wait, was his DNA on the inside or the outside of the condom?” your political career is probably over.