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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 told The Forum newspaper that he thought his exchange with the man was being made public...

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