Anti-Gay Ohio Lawmaker Caught Having Sex in Office with Man, Resigns

Wesley Goodman won election to the Ohio State House of Representative in the 2016 election and took office in January 2017, he represented Ohio’s 87th congressional district which is located north of Columbus and encompasses the cities of Upper Sandusky, Mt. Gilead, Galion and Bucyrus. Before being elected, Goodman worked with the Conservative Action Project and worked with the Mitt Romney presidential campaign in 2012.

Goodman, who is married and has been a very outspoken on his anti-gay stand. However, his career in the Ohio State House ended less than a year after taking office when he was caught having sex with an unmarried man in his office. Goodman since resigned from the Ohio House.

(News 5 Cleveland) – First-term Republican State Rep. Wesley Goodman did not provide a reason for his sudden resignation Nov. 14, but the Columbus Dispatch did: The married, faith-focused, anti-LGBTQ politician had been caught having sex with another man in his office.

The Dispatch reported that news of the incident reached House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, who said he met privately with Goodman later in the day.

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“He acknowledged and confirmed the allegations,” Rosenberger said in a statement. “It became clear that his resignation was the most appropriate course of action for him, his family, the constituents of the 87th House District and this institution.”

Goodman, a Cardington native and Ohio Wesleyan graduate, touted himself as a conservative Christian Republican voice who favored “natural marriage” and whose wife helped organize the annual anti-abortion March for Life. In his private life, however, Goodman had faced allegations of sexual misconduct involving other men even before his election…

Goodman was also accused of trying to undress and fondle an 18-year-old male college student at a fundraiser in 2015. The student fled the scene and told his parents who then contacted the organizers of the event. They asked Goodman to drop out of  the race but he refused and went on to win the election.




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