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Oh, come on: Colorado pinheads drag up bestiality again

Colorado legislator Angie Paccione took on the dog-sex obsessed Reps. Kevin Lundberg and Rep. Jim Welker

This is so tired and ignorant. Civil discussion about gay marriage has devolved into another shoutfest between lawmakers. When they cannot debate with logic, out comes the “man-on-dog Santorum” defense of marriage. (

Two Colorado lawmakers got into a shouting match when one of them marched into a news conference the other was holding to denounce same-sex marriage. Rep. Kevin Lundberg (R-Berthoud) and Rep. Jim Welker (R-Loveland) called the news conference to tout their proposed amendment to bar gays and lesbian from marrying. Colorado already has legislation that blocks same-sex marriage. But, Lundberg said that it could be overturned by judges. Lundberg called it “the most significant domestic issue of the decade.”

At that point, Rep. Angie Paccione (D-Fort Collins) had enough. “We have over 700,000 Coloradans without health care,” she said, her voice rising, she yelled as she marched up the podium. “How could we possibly say that gay marriage is more important than health care?” Paccione, who is half black, also reminded him that interracial marriage used to be illegal in Colorado. She said denying gay people the right to marry is no different.

Lundberg argued that they were two different issues. Welker then interjected saying that gay marriage would open a “Pandora’s box”. “Where do you draw the line?” he said. “A year and a half ago a lady in India married her dog.” Welker was referring to the marriage of a 9-year-old girl who married a stray dog in 2003 as part of a ritual to ward off an evil spell.

“Oh, for heaven’s sake,” Paccione shot back. “Come, on Jim.”

“That is true. That’s a fact,” Welker said. It was enough to make Paccione explode with rage. “It’s not the same to have somebody marry a dog than it is to have two loving people get married. Come on!”

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