Anti-LGBT Republican Resigns From Office After Having An Affair With Another Man

Republican Ohio Rep. Wes Goodman has resigned following an affair with another man. Goodman is married and has publicly proclaimed his belief that same-sex relations are unnatural. (image credit: ohiohouse.gov)

Republican Ohio Rep. Wes Goodman has resigned following an affair with another man. Goodman is married and has publicly proclaimed his belief that same-sex relations are unnatural.

State Rep. Wes Goodman, who consistently touted his faith and conservative values, abruptly resigned late Tuesday after being confronted with evidence of inappropriate conduct with another man inside his Riffe Center office, the second Ohio lawmaker to fall within a month. Rumors about Goodman’s questionable conduct, including his use of social media, have been swirling at the Statehouse in the past few weeks and include stories dating back years to when he worked in Washington. His Facebook account was taken offline. A Republican with close ties to the conservative movement, speaking about politically sensitive matters only on the condition of not being named, said reports about inappropriate behavior surfaced after Goodman returned to Ohio in 2015.

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