If conservative Republicans emulated the Boy Scouts--beyond their mutual antipathy toward gay people, that is--and bestowed merit badges for noteworthy achievements, Rep. Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) would be a much-decorated partisan in their ranks. During his brief tenure at the Capitol, the 33-year-old freshman legislator has co-sponsored the conceal-and-carry gun-permit law as well as bills that would exclude family-planning grants for organizations supplying abortion services, establish a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman, and rename the State Office Building... More >>>