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Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll: I can't be gay because I'm married and 'black women that look like me' aren't lesbians

Giggling nervously, Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll spoke publicly for the first time on Saturday about allegations from a former aide that she caught Carroll having lesbian sex with another female aide.

Speaking to Channel 10 News in Tampa Bay -- at the opening of Mitt Romney's campaign headquarters there -- Carroll explained that she couldn't be gay because she's been married to a man for 29 years ("My husband doesn't want to hear that. He knows the type of woman I am. I mean, my kids know the type of woman I am") and that -- giggling -- "usually black women that look like me don't engage in relationships like that." Giggle.


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Is she implying that all lesbian women are hideous monsters or something? Wow. Great way to stereotype lesbian women who, in case she hasn't noticed, can be just as physically attractive as any other woman.

Did somebody say she was gay?

Having sex with subordinates isn't about sexual preference, it's about power.

Sounds to me like Governor Sandford--I can not cheat on my wife because I am a Christian

I posted on her FB page yesterday and as of today she has removed my post and blocked me from any other comments. Here is what I posted

‎"Usually black women who look like me don't engage in relationships like that" -- Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll response to accusations of a relationship with a female aide. I AM OFFENDED. My wife is better looking than you and most certainly engages in that type of relations with me... I really can't believe that you as a female minority politician would allow that stereotype to leave your mouth. I swear the black community still thinks only ugly run down females are gay. Once again ashamed of the "leaders" of this state and the hate they embody.


I am also checking back for some type of apology/statement regarding your comment "Usually black women who look like me don't engage in relationships like that". I find it shocking that you are heading a panel reviewing the stand your ground law - a law now brought under criticism due in part to the actions of a certain someone based on stereotypes. Now here you are stereotyping yourself. Perhaps you are not the correct person for the job.

"black women that[sic] look like me' aren't lesbians"

Oh dear.

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