November 17, 2021
General News

Mass. Politician’s Alleged Anti-Gay Comment Sparks Controversy – NBC Boston

A Shrewsbury Republican says he was shocked to learn last month that a member of Massachusetts’ Republican State Committee had been circulating an email criticizing his lifestyle and candidacy.

“As a proper Republican, I must stand up and do my part to say this is unacceptable,” said Jeffrey Sossa-Paquette, a candidate for the 2nd Congressional District.

Emails first obtained by The Boston Globe appear to show that Debbie Martell, from Ludlow, emailed Republican colleagues and groups saying she is “sickened” by the fact that a same-sex couple has adopted children.

“What she was seeking was to find anybody, using her words, ‘God willing, that will primary him. After all, I hear he’s a married homosexual man. That sickens me that he adopted his children,’” Sossa-Paquette said.

Sossa-Paquette and his husband, Julian, have adopted two children:…

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