On Wednesday, Zachary Wyatt, a member of Missouri’s House of Representatives, revealed he is “a proud gay man” while speaking at a hearing asking his fellow Republicans in the State Legislature to oppose the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
“Today I ask you to stand with me as a proud Republican, a proud veteran, and a proud gay man who wants to protect all kids, addressing bullying in our schools,” Mr. Wyatt said.
Missouri House Bill 2051, better known as the “Don’t Say Gay Bill” would prohibit teachers from discussing sexual orientation in schools except as part of “scientific instruction concerning human reproduction.”
Mr. Wyatt is a 27-year-old Air Force veteran. According to the Kirksville Daily Express, Mr. Wyatt has Wyatt has “made headlines for the last month.” His exploits include; “withdrawing from the race for Mo. House District 3 Representative in early April when he announced he would study marine biology at the University of Hawaii, writing “a sharply-worded condemnation of fellow Republicans for their lack of action” on a resolution he filed to impeach a Circuit Court judge.