So on Wednesday, the Senate heard and referred to the Judiciary Committee the ‘Marriage Protection Amendment,’ (SJ 43) the text of which reads:
Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.
That, of course, is meant to pave the way to make an amendment to the Constitution of the US prohibiting gay marriage. Complete and total bullshit and everyone knows by now how I feel about folks mucking about in my (and your) Constitution for crap like this. Here’s the best part: it’s cosponsored by:
- Larry Craig: yes, the dude arrested for foot loving a cop in the Minneapolis airport; and
- David Vitter: the genius caught in the prostitution scandal in DC, over which the madam in the deal took her own life.
I love the hypocrisy of politicians. You can almost excuse Vitter. After all, his sins of the flesh were, at least, with women. But Craig? Come on. That self hating SOB can’t find enough bills to sponsor to try and drive those demons out of him. Maybe he should try James Dobson’s Love Won Out program (nevermind that the program’s director was found in a gay bar in 2000). Or maybe not, since gay isn’t something one can just decide to give up. Embrace it, Larry, and get on with your life. Stop self hating and get the hell out of my Constitution. It’s no place to try and work out your personal crises.