Democratic Pennsylvania state Rep. Babette Josephs accused her primary challenger Gregg Kravitz of pretending to be bisexual for political gain at a Philadelphia fundraiser last week, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
In front of a live audience, Josephs charged that Kravitz is a "trust fund baby" and has "lied about a whole bunch of things, including his sexuality."
The Inquirer reports on Josephs' shocking allegations:
"I outed him as a straight person," Josephs said during a fund-raiser at the Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant, as some in the audience gasped or laughed, "and now he goes around telling people, quote, 'I swing both ways.' That's quite a respectful way to talk about sexuality. This guy's a gem."
According to the Inquirer, Kravitz found his opponent's accusation to be offensive and denied it had any merit.
"That kind of taunting is going to make it more difficult for closeted members of the LGBT community to be comfortable with themselves," he told the paper.
Kravitz said that despite being caught off guard by the unusual nature of Josephs' erroneous claim, it did have a silver lining. "It shows how far we've come," he said. "I take that as flattery."
Listen to audio of Rep. Babette Josephs "out" Gregg Kravitz "as a straight person" HERE.