Gay subculture term that describes solicitation of anonymous gay sex in public bathrooms. To have a "wide stance" means to invade the privacy of the adjacent stalls and find out if the occupier would respond to the advances. Wide Stance is usually preceded by foot taps or peering. For other definition see Cottaging.
Republican politicians often assume a wide stance in public bathrooms when trolling for sex in order to avoid the social stigma of homosexuality.