tim pawlenty

‘I said I regretted the vote later because it included things like cross-dressing, and a variety of other people involved in behaviors that weren’t based on sexual orientation, just a preference for the way they dressed and behaved’

SOUNDBITES — “That statute is not worded the way it should be. I said I regretted the vote later because it included things like cross-dressing, and a variety of other people involved in behaviors that weren’t based on sexual orientation, just a preference for the way they dressed and behaved. So it was overly broad. So if you are a third-grade teacher and you are a man and you show up on Monday as Mr. Johnson and you show up on Tuesday as Mrs. Johnson, that is a little confusing to the kids. So I don’t like that.” —Tim Pawlenty, governor of Minnesota and possible GOP president, on somewhat regretting for a 1993 “overbaked” bill that prohibited sexual orientation discrimination in public accommodations [Newsweek]