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GOP Clown Car reaction to Iowa marriage equality ruling

Oh, here they go again.


“The ruling in Iowa … is another example of an activist court and unelected judges trying to redefine marriage and disregard the will of the people as expressed through Iowa's Defense of Marriage Act. This once again highlights the need for a Federal Marriage Amendment to protect the traditional definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.”


“I have always supported the traditional definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. The ruling of the court only reinforces my belief that we must have a president who is committed to appointing strict constructionists to the bench.”

Sam Brownback:

“The people of Iowa reject the redefinition of marriage, and I pledge today to defend the bond of marriage, as I have consistently done in the past,” he said in a statement.

My favorite comment comes from the Mittster, said to reporters as he courted the bible-beating set in the Greenville, SC (home to Bob Jones University, btw):

It's a status that lasts a lifetime. And so, if somebody is married in one state and they move to another state, that status travels with them. And so, if you have gay marriage in one state, whether you want it or not, you have gay marriage in all states.”

Oh really now? Rudy — how many times has he tied the knot? McCain – what, two for him? What about Fred Thompson; he's on wife #2, right? A “a status that lasts a lifetime.” Please.

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