Anyone surprised by this will also be surprised when Eric Cantor is caught in a Capitol men’s room giving blow jobs.
Gay rights activists in Minnesota thought 2012 would be the year they could finally make a serious push for gay marriage in the state, but a surprise Republican takeover of the Legislature has them back on the defensive instead.Tom Prichard, president of the Minnesota Family Council, said Thursday his group will push for a statewide vote in 2012 to ban gay marriage and civil unions in Minnesota’s Constitution. Previous efforts to do so in 2004, 2005 and 2006 met a firewall in the strongly Democratic state Senate, but that liberal majority crumbled in Tuesday night’s election.
And despite a vow by new Republican legislative leaders to focus primarily on job creation and spending cuts when they take over in January, the likely new chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committe said there’s “a lot of bottled-up desire” in his party to finally put gay marriage before state voters.
“The statement I’ll make is that there’s a keen interest by a majority of the members of both chambers to define marriage, and to allow the public to do so,” said Sen. Warren Limmer, a Republican from Maple Grove.
Because we all know that banning gay marriage cures economic ills.