Alex Blaze

Overcompensate much?

Filed By Alex Blaze | June 30, 2008 4:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics, The Movement
Tags: David Vitter, larry craig, marriage, Marriage Protection Amendment, Senate

Larry Craig, who had sex with a guy in the Minneapolis airport and then denied it, and David Vitter, who was named as a client of Jeane Palfrey, have both decided to cosponsor a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

Seriously.

Here's the text:

Section 1. This article may be cited as the Marriage Protection Amendment.

Section 2. 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.

Look, I'm not one of those people who thinks that this is necessarily hypocrisy (I think for that term to apply they'd actually have to want or have tried to get married to men) or who thinks the fact that they're conservative politically and pretty open to whatever sexually means they can be criticized for whatever they do, forgetting that they're in Congress for more than sexual politics.

But this is a bit much. The normal, presumably heterosexual, co-sponsors of MPA have already decided that they don't want to do it with a Democratic majority. Why are these kids jumping on board a Constitutional amendment to prevent the expansion of marriage to include those who aren't straight?

Well, I guess Craig knows that he has something to hide. Otherwise, I have no idea, because he said that he wasn't gay and that's it, not that he wasn't gay but he respects gay people, like the celebs do now.


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oy gevalt! this is just so wrong...and so sad. why don't they just go into their respective closets and flagellate themselves instead of trying to impose their pain and fear on others?

"we have met the enemy and they are us." - pogo

Even if they do overcompensate, they'd never admit it. Or maybe they would, but they'd have to have their wives beside them while they do...