Why is it that Republican lawmakers in Idaho are so obsessed with men’s room activities?
70-year-old Idaho Republican Walt Bayes, who in 2006 went on a 59-day anti-abortion hunger strike, says different bathroom and shower facilities should be provided for gays and straights in schools. Bayes was asked on Friday about a passage in his campaign literature which reads, “It is absolutely wrong to force any student to share the same bathrooms and showers with homosexual teachers or students.”
Bayes is running for the Idaho House of Representatives.
The Idaho Press reports: “Bayes said that when he was 18 it would have been ‘an absolute catastrophe’ for him to have showered with girls. But he said he wasn’t completely sure how the issue of homosexuals and heterosexuals using the same facilities in schools should be addressed. ‘I don’t really have an answer for it, but we’re going to have to do something if there’s going to be a considerable number of our people who are going to go that way (homosexual),’ Bayes said. ‘We’re going to (need) some kind of separation.'”
The other candidates in Bayes race have dismissed his comments.
Said rival Jeff Justus of Meridian: “We have a lot more important issues than that.”
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