Senator Who Signed ‘Bathroom Bill’ Arrested For Child Rape
An Oklahoma State Senator has been charged with child rape after being caught by police in a hotel room with a young boy.
Three felony charges were filed against Ralph Shortey by the Cleveland District Attorney, including one for engaging in child prostitution.
Thedeadstate.org reports: In the wake of Shortey’s arrest, LGBT advocacy groups noted his support for anti-LGBT legislation such as a proposed “bathroom bill” from last year.
From The Norman Transcript:
These stigmatizing bills create fear, bias, and discrimination against the LGBTQ community even when they fail. We find it highly ironic that Senator Shortey voted to advance this legislation out of committee, and less than a year later, he was caught in what appears to be actual predatory behavior toward a vulnerable youth. …