A Democratic incumbent in a state-house race in Pennsylvania outed her opponent today. Rep. Babette Josephs says her challenger in the Democratic primary, Gregg Kravitz, is lying to voters about his sexuality. There's nothing wrong with his sexuality, of course, but how can voters trust Kravitz if he misrepresents himself and hides his true sexual orientation in order to win votes? You see, Kravitz once claimed to be gay. Josephs says her challenger is secretly straight.
Josephs contended that her challenger, Gregg Kravitz, had said he was gay, then brought a "girlfriend" to an event and now says he is bisexual—a ploy, she says, to get the votes of the district's LGBT voters. "He's said so many things to so many different people that I am puzzled," said Josephs, a widow. The issue, she said, is Kravitz's credibility.
Kravitz—whose campaign sent the audio of Josephs' remarks to the paper—denied the charges that his bisexuality is a beard. "My sexuality is not a qualification for office," Kravitz said. "I bring it up only in the context that it's important for the LGBT community to have a seat at the legislative table." He also said he doesn't recall using the phrase "I swing both ways."
This is... progress, right?