While in office, King has supported bills to outlaw ‘sex toys’ and has been a vociferous supporter of the death penalty. He is anti affirmative action, anti choice, and especially, anti- gay. Much of his political opinion, perhaps including the anti-gay quote above, can be found in The Crimson White … the University of Alabama school newspaper. (These writings predate the online edition, apparently.)
King has been considered as a very likely candidate for governor in 2010.
That was all before King got caught with his pants down.
With his male aide. By his wife.
According to gaywired.com,
King was reportedly nabbed having sex with a male assistant by his wife, Paige King, in the couple’s own bed. … After being caught having sex with his male aide by his wife, Alabama Attorney General Troy King was reportedly banished from his home in Montgomery by his infuriated spouse, according to PerezHilton.com. Although reports about the scandal are sketchy and the events have yet to be confirmed by official sources, some media outlets are reporting that King is preparing to resign over the affair.
Hat tip: erv.