Arizona state Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford this week told openly gay state Sen. Steve Gallardo to “act more gay” in order to keep his job.
Gallardo came out in March while Arizona was debating its anti-LGBT “religious freedom” bill. Cajero Bedford claims that Gallardo having not disclosed his sexual orientation earlier warranted removing him as Senate minority whip, and that he seemed dishonest because he didn’t “act more gay.” Ultimately her vote to oust him failed.
“She said that I should be more gay and she questioned my integrity. She said she was glad I came out (of the closet), but that I should be more gay,” Gallardo told the Capitol Times. “I’m more offended that she questioned my integrity.” …
"I’m fine with him being gay or not," Cajero Bedford said, before casting suspicion on why he was "hiding it."
Gallardo, who is running for Congress in Arizona’s 7th District, told the Capitol Times he didn’t understand “what the hell that has to do with anything.”
Arizona? You guys okay over there? Maybe it’s time to sit down for a coffee break. Clear your head. Something’s off.