Thursday, March 25, 2004
I am so embarrassed to be a native Minnesotan today. MPR replayed a portion of the state house debate on the bill to allow a statewide vote to ammend the state constitution to outlaw gay marriage and civil unions. The Republican controlled house passed the bill 88 to 44. During the half hour of testimony I listened to, I was horrified when a Republican representative complained about the activist court and said that we needed more court rulings like the Dred Scott ruling. A little later a different Republican representative quoted from a 19th century study of marriage in many cultures that found that promiscuity led to the decline and end of the society. I'm still not sure what either have to do with ammendment.