Only one person in the Granite State knew of the criminal history of the first transgender legislator elected in New Hampshire. But it wasn’t for sure any of the pro LGBT writers like me as I scrambled to applaud her win.
Evidently Laughton served 4 1/2 months for 2008 for conspiracy to commit credit card fraud. Laughton’s probation ended on November 22, 2010. She was ordered to pay $1,991 in restitution, of which $1,706 remains unpaid. And the rap sheet goes on and on….
Stacie Marie Laughton posted these two statements on her Facebook page this weekend.
“I am sorry for the people that can’t let my past go. I have made mistakes just like everyone else. No one is perfect. I don’t want to talk about my past nor do I care about my past. I live for today and my future. If you want to talk about me please by all means do so. At least your leaving someone else alone. That is all I have to say about it.”
1588 voters voted in the most recent election I thank them for their vote of confidence in me. Over the years I have worked hard to change myself to better myself so that I may be a better servant to my community. While I work hard everyday to better my community republicans from across the state have nothing better to do then to dig into my past to use it against me from this moment on all that m…atters is the hard work and dedication that I will show for the citizens of my district. We all have things in our past that we are not proud of and that we can not erase, but we are all human beings and human beings are capable of change. So please keep an open mind as we move forward together.”
Read the lowdown on Laughton at the Laconia Daily Sun. It ain’t pretty.
I really don’t know if Laughton broke any laws in New Hampshire but I do know she broke a scared bond of trust. By not making her past public knowledge before running she has compromised all transgender peoples integrity especially other politicians. There won’t be a Radfem, anti trans politician or hater of any kind that will not use this to the fullest extent they can.
I mean as a transgender blogger and advocate am I supposed to run a criminal history check on our community’s icons before I write about them? Oh course we all have history, some more than others but….if you are going to run for office and use my communities good standing to do so you better be forthcoming about any felonies.