Republican Utah lawmakers Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, R-Sandy, and Rep. Jacob Anderegg, R-Lehi, decided to act like twelve-year-old boys on twitter last Monday. And I mean no offense to 12-year-old boys.
At least one intern was blamed for the “embarrassing situation.”
Anderegg posted that a private men’s room near his office was occupied and went on to add that he was “strongly considering a gender identifying change to use the open women’s.”
Niederhauser’s account was quick to respond, chiding Anderegg for a computer glitch that last week mistakenly listed him as a co-sponsor of a bill that would ban discrimination against GLBT Uthans:
Switching your gender identity? Just can’t keep up with you! You’re a new man. Er … woman.
Within an hour of the exchange, Brandie Balken’s telephone began to ring. Balken is the executive director of Equality Utah, which advocates on behalf of the GLBT community in Utah. Many of the phone calls were from staff members of lawmakers.
They said, ‘We’ve got a problem here.”