Gay marriage opponents waved bizarre signs during yesterday's Capitol rally [PHOTOS]

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We wonder what kind of 'logic' this guy used to reach this conclusion.
With the Dibble-Clark marriage equality bill set to get its first hearings next week and supporters reportedly already having enough votes to get the bill over its first legislative hurdle, about 1,000 opponents of gay marriage held a last-ditch rally at the Capitol yesterday.

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You probably wouldn't be surprised by anything said during the event's speeches, which contained the usual bromides about the perils gay marriage allegedly poses to society and rhetoric about how voters "were sold a bill of goods" when they were told voting no on the marriage amendment last November didn't mean voting yes for marriage equality. But you might be surprised by the curious claims made by some of the signs gay marriage opponents were photographed waving.

Here's a selection of shots uploaded to Twitter during the event: Though the AP reports that the Dibble-Clark bill already has enough votes to get through the House Civil Law Committee, some Republicans think there's sufficient opposition to kill the bill once it reaches the House floor. From Forum Communication's Don Davis:
Rep. Debra Kiel, R-Crookston, said she has heard that enough rural Democrats will vote with Republicans against the gay marriage bill to give it no chance. But discussing the issue should not be anyone's priority this legislative session, she said.

"It is a divisive conversation," she said. "We should be dealing with the budget."
The Civil Law Committee is scheduled to debate Clark's marriage equality bill next Tuesday at 8:15 a.m., while Dibble's version is on the Senate Judiciary Committee's docket that same day at noon.

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jpinmn
jpinmn

I think these people were at the wrong rally. How children are conceived has nothing to do with equalizing a civil license granted to one set of couples but not all couples.

RealMinnesotan
RealMinnesotan

Who are all these sad, little people and what are they doing in MN? We're better then that here. Go to a state that takes pride in it's bigotry, like TX, you'll be right at home there. 

mohanlon3
mohanlon3

I'm sure if the bigots win this fight they will move on to their next targets, interracial marriages and sending jewish folks to concentration camps.  They claim to be motivated by their morals when we all know it is HATE and intolerance.  There is no rational basis for their arguments that is supported by any reasonable information.  Every authority on the subject who bases their arguments on SCIENCE instead of the deranged claims of 2000 year old shepherds are in agreement.  It's not a choice.  It's a tendency one is born with.  Like eye color or hair or skin color, Gay and Lesbian folks are born the way they are.  Since I am one myself I know this to be true.  Their protests are not going to stop me from being Gay or living with my partner of 18+ years.  If they could put me in a prison camp, they would.  These attempts to outlaw marraige of gays is a TEST CASE to add further oppression to our lives.  If you buy their bullshit, it is only a mater of time before the oppresiion comes at the point of a gun.  Moral superiority MY ASS!

MotherJones
MotherJones

I agree. My lover and our 13 boyfriends have engaged in non-stop anal butt play. And bareback action at that. We know that we can engage in bareback anal gay sex and not have to worry about any repercussions because even if we get HIV, we can just go on social security and get a fat check every 2 weeks. LOL!. 

bramptonbryan
bramptonbryan

It is indeed disgraceful that these demonstrators have such a poor grasp of grammar.  I mistook the verb on one of their placards for an imperative, commanding us to create more homosexuals.  I would be willing to take a bet that they couldn't spot all the verbal and grammatical errors in the quotations below.

They had to use those signs because its so easy for stupid bigots to make spelling errors. 

That sign speaks volumes in regards to the holders stupidity.

 These clowns are fervently fighting the tide of human progression.

 anything people loves.... anything ppl wants..

.takes child to see Santa Clause

thatoneguy
thatoneguy

"don't lie to children" ...takes child to see Santa Clause

johnnybix38
johnnybix38

Yes, I think we all know how babies are made.  That's how I was made and that's how all my gay and stright friends were made. What's so difficult to understand?  Gay babies usually come from heterosexual parents,  so if they don't want gays, they should stop reproducing.  Simpler right?   You'd think they'd grasp the concept by now.

Geoff Carl
Geoff Carl

@Princess Then evolution would happen.

Dee Finkelson
Dee Finkelson

we should legalize all things illegal....same sex , marijuana, booze 24/7, abortion, birth contraception, meth, have many credit cards, polygamy, anything people loves.... anything ppl wants....do whatever they want... No God involved.... n lets see what happened....

ChazDanger
ChazDanger topcommenter

From what I am seeing, they are not against same sex marriages, they are against the freedom to simply be gay.

They should rethink their message if they want any traction.  Their current message really sounds like bigotry.

Matthew Stegmueller
Matthew Stegmueller

I think we should legalize gay marriage and outlaw straight marriage. I'm sick of my girlfriend dropping hints.

Erica Anderson
Erica Anderson

If ignorance is bliss, then that man is in paradise.

Nathan David Teegarden
Nathan David Teegarden

I know when I hit puberty I was totally attracted to girls, but then someone told me homosexuality was legal, and I started being interested in guys - said no man anywhere.

Theresa Bruckner
Theresa Bruckner

Is he aware that homosexuality itself isn't illegal? Check out Lawrence v. Texas, bro.

moore_amanda
moore_amanda

I know heterosexual married couples that don't have children.. does that make their marriage a lie? I don't understand the lack of logic behind their beliefs...

Rob Bixby
Rob Bixby

The funny thing....homosexuality IS already legal, so wtf are they even talking about?

ehzoterik
ehzoterik

Don't lie to children? Marriage does not guarantee babies. Nobody's saying man plus woman does not equal baby, though there are cases in which they do not. Y'know. Infertility and birth control being the foremost in my thoughts. I don't understand....

McLain Causey
McLain Causey

I have a subtle and nuanced argument against them: what a bunch of dumbasses.

bethann.bloom
bethann.bloom

The signs look like they are opposed to telling children that the stork brings babies or that they are found under cabbage leaves. Certainly not designed to enrich dialogue in our fair state.

Jaci Ott
Jaci Ott

As the child of a gay father and straight mother , I laugh at thier signs .

Stina Moran
Stina Moran

Actually, I believe it is the opposite. They adopt many children that would not necessarily have a stable home. I believe they are saving children.

Marcus Mayo
Marcus Mayo

These clowns are fervently fighting the tide of human progression.

Amanda Moore
Amanda Moore

you know what saddens me more than their ignorance? when these people use their kids and put their kids on the front lines of these heated debates. They have their young children holding political signs that they don't even understand.

Saxyee Angton
Saxyee Angton

That sign speaks volumes in regards to the holders stupidity.

Greg Overall
Greg Overall

Well, they are a bunch of rocket scientists. Isn't that obvious?

Dustin Haning
Dustin Haning

Nobody tell him that homosexuality is already legal.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

They had to use those signs because its so easy for stupid bigots to make spelling errors.

grishnak
grishnak

@Princess D Finkelson Total Freedom? 

swee2th
swee2th

@Princess D Finkelson Yes, God forbid the government gives us the right to make our own decisions.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@jmurray50 hahah you pinpointed it. If they are not bigots they are mindless people. No thoughts

jhcates57
jhcates57

@Matthew Stegmueller You just cracked me up, man. Unfortunately, I was drinking a Coke at the time. 

jpinmn
jpinmn

@moore_amanda According to these bigots, the only valid marriage is a Christian based marriage explicitly for reproduction (hopefully, without pleasure during said reproduction.) 

That is why they lost the amendment, many Jewish, Muslims, agnostics and people with fertility issues, etc, were offended by their narrow mindedness.

grishnak
grishnak

It always amazes me that the republican party and conservative members of society complain constantly that Obama is the great socialist satan and that we need less government control of our lives but then when its an issue that they want, they are are all for government control of our lives. make up your mind.

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