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MD Anti-Marriage Delegate Charged With Stealing To Pay For Her Own Wedding

Jim Burroway

September 26th, 2011

Marriage for me but not for thee.

That’s the kind of headline I dream of writing, and today my dream came true. Maryland Delegate Tiffany T. Alston (D-Prince George’s Co), had cosponsored a bill to legalize marriage equality, but then abruptly changed her mind and voted against the bill she had cosponsored last spring when the bill went down to defeat. At around the same time, she indulged herself in the very same right that she denied other residents of her state by getting married. And to top it all off like like a cheap plastic figurine on a garish wedding cake, we learn that to help pay for that wedding — because she values marriage so much — Alston allegedly stole $3,560 in campaign funds:

Among other charges detailed Friday in a five-count indictment filed in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court (PDF: 876 KB/5 pages), Alston faces a charge of felony theft, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of $10,000. She also is charged with one count of misdemeanor theft, one count of fraudulent misappropriation by a fiduciary and two election law violations. The misdemeanor charge also carries a potential 18-month prison term.

“I emphatically deny any criminal wrong doing and look forward to the appropriate opportunity to address the accusations lodged against me,” she said in the statement.

We look forward to that as well.

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BlackDog
September 26th, 2011 | LINK

Given the reputation of American prisons, I would think committing crimes and risking going to prison would be the last thing an American antigay person would want to do.

Oh well, it’s her problem now. When I heard about this woman’s antics I just figured she was mercenary, not stupid.

I guess I was wrong.

dave
September 27th, 2011 | LINK

She’s a true christian!

William Lindsey
September 27th, 2011 | LINK

But Tiffany’s change of mind about same-sex marriage was all about MORALITY, wasn’t it?

She changed her mind to protect morality, right?

BlackDog
September 27th, 2011 | LINK

Morality? “Protecting” Morality???

Four Words:

Thou Shalt Not Steal.

james
September 27th, 2011 | LINK

i sent an email to her office congratulating her … it was returned. ha ha!!

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