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One of the silliest things you can say when you are accused of being a gay Republican is that you “don’t look like” a gay person. Jennifer Carroll is drawing the ire of other women who happen to be gay who are wondering if she is yet another hypocritical Republican who condemns people during the day and acts just like them at night. So far, there isn’t much to discredit the claim of her colleague, who says that she saw her in a s****l position with another woman in her office. At the same time, it’s hard to accuse anyone of anything without there bring some proof.
NaturallyMoi.Com discusses the issue in more detail:
Writing for TheGrio.com, Nadine Smith talks about the peculiar case of Florida Lieutenant governor, Jennifer Carroll. Carroll is caught in a controversy after one of her former staffers claims that she caught the Republican in a “compromising position” with another woman in her office. Carletha Cole made the allegations after she herself had been arrested for illegally taping conversations and giving them to the media. Cole has no criminal record and she passed a lie detector test, making her story tough to fight against.
But Carroll didn’t rise to the top of Florida politics by not being a fighter. She defiantly spoke against the allegations, stating that black women who look like her don’t get caught up in lesbian scandals.
Carroll’s remarks led to Smith taking offense to her remarks about women like her not looking like lesbians.
There is no way for Carroll’s story to have a good ending. Either her accuser is using homophobia as a political weapon, or the lieutenant governor is abusing her power with a subordinate, or she is living a huge, sad and complicated lie.