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North Dakota lawmaker says outing is retaliation for anti-gay vote

North Dakota lawmaker says outing is retaliation for anti-gay vote

A North Dakota lawmaker who has voted against extending legal protections to gays and lesbians is defending his decision to send a graphic photo of himself to another user of a gay dating website, telling his hometown newspaper that he is gay and "that's what gay guys do on gay sites, don't they?"

Rep. Randy Boehning, a Fargo Republican, did not return several phone calls from The Associated Press. In an email, Boehning said he would not be doing any more interviews.

The 52-year-old contractor, who is single, has served in the North Dakota Legislature since 2003. Boehning 

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