After opposing gay civil union legislation and employment non-discrimination initiatives in the Washington Assembly, State Rep Richard Curtis suddenly finds himself battling allegations of homosex tendencies according to Spokane newspaper The Columbian:
I am not gay,” Curtis told Columbian Editor Lou Brancaccio. “I have not had sex with a guy.”
Curtis says he’s the victim of an attempt by an alleged male prostitute and would-be extortionist seeking to take advantage of his kindness and generosity after “trying to help somebody out.”
Fellow politico State Senator Joe Zarelli’s advice to Curtis? “Come say your piece and do your thing.”
It seems doing precisely that is what got Curtis in his present predicament in the first place.
“Curtis Denies Wrongdoing, Says He Is Not Gay” [The Columbian]