Rep. Todd Loses Job Offer Over Ivey Tweet

May 18, 2018

Alabama State Representative Patricia Todd
Credit via Twitter

An LGBTQ organization in Florida founded in the aftermath of the PULSE nightclub shooting is taking back a job offer from an Alabama lawmaker. This comes after she made a social media post speculating about the governor's personal life.

The One Orlando Alliance announced yesterday it has retracted a job offer to Patricia Todd, Alabama's only openly gay lawmaker. Todd was set to become the group's executive director. Chairwoman Jennifer Foster said Todd showed a "lapse" in judgment with regard to her comment.

Todd wrote on social media regarding Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, "Will someone out her for God's sake."

Todd's comments came after Ivey said she did not personally agree with the "agenda" of another LGBTQ organization that had received an Alabama state grant.

Ivey calls the suggestion she is gay a "disgusting lie."

Todd has not yet commented on the situation.