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Sat Oct 1, 2016, 05:48 AM

Casper's Gerald Gay says media twisted words on women

Embattled Casper Rep. Gerald Gay, who clouded his re-election chances after making controversial comments about working women, tried to clarify his stance Wednesday by accusing the media of twisting his words.

“I would never disparage any working woman,” Gay said during a brisk news conference at a Casper hotel. “Agenda-based articles written recently have portrayed me differently.”

The Republican lawmaker offered no apology to working women in Wyoming and across the country, who expressed outrage online when he told Better Wyoming – and later the Star-Tribune – that women have a dependability problem by taking too much maternity and sick leave to attend to their children, therefore contributing to their lower wages.

He did, however, apologize at the news conference for “any misunderstanding of my words.”

Read more: http://www.wyomingnews.com/news/casper-s-gerald-gay-says-media-twisted-words-on-women/article_cc8b0656-86cd-11e6-bd31-d3cefb7521ec.html

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