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AP — A Republican lawmaker in West Virginia who reed after posting an anti-gay slur but then was re-elected is drawing fresh criticism for an extended online diatribe opposing protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. House Delegate John Mandt said in a now-deleted Facebook post last week that he opposed the proposal known as the Fairness Act. Republican Delegate Joshua Higginbotham has said he would be the lead sponsor of the legislation, which would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public spaces.
Similar protections exist in 22 states and the District of Columbia. The proposal has picked up more support since Senate Majority Leader Tom Takubo co-introduced it in Republican Gov. Mandt stepped down as a House delegate in the heat of his reelection campaign last October after screenshots emerged of him using an anti-gay slur in a Facebook Messenger group. It had been the latest in a series of discriminatory remarks the state delegate had made about gay people and Muslims.
Then the conservative small business owner reversed his decision to bow out of the race, going on to win re-election to represent Cabell County. The November election produced a supermajority for Republicans in the legislature after several upset victories over Democrats. Lawmakers open a day session on Wednesday. But after Mandt won his seat back, Hanshaw named him vice chair of a committee on small businesses and economic development.
The owner of a hot dog vendor popular in Huntington, Mandt had a first term marked by controversies. In , he took to Facebook to attack a vigil honoring the victims of a mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand. Screenshots of Mandt using a gay slur in a Facebook Messenger group chat in early October prompted his reation. He first claimed his comments were fabricated, then said he meant them as a joke.
In November, he finished third among six candidates in a contest that gave the top three vote-getters seats in the 16th District. Sections U. WVa lawmaker faces fresh criticism for discrimination stance. John Mandt Jr. Mandt, who reed in October after posting an anti-gay slur but then was re-elected the following month, is drawing fresh criticism for a Facebook post opposing protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Connect with the definitive source for global and local news.
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