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Lesbian Rep. Christine Johnson Read a Gay Poem For Utah’s House. That Wasn’t the Controversial Part

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Christine Johnson, the lesbian assemblywoman in Utah’s House who is carrying a baby for two gay men, kicked off the day’s legislative session by reading the poem “Say Yes” by gay poet and activist Andrea Gibson. It might have taken the local media’s reports to clue in her peers that the poem was about gay stuff, but they must have known something was abnormal, since a morning prayer, delivered by one of the many Mormon lawmakers, usually begins the day.

But the poem wasn’t just worth an eyebrow raise because of its homo notions, but because it includes the word “shit.” Badass!