MNGOP Sen. David Hann says there wasn't enough talk about gay marriage bill

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Hann thinks gay marriage "will have far-reaching effects on our culture," and he doesn't think the impact will be positive.
In a story in the Morrison County Record, Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, says he thinks the Legislature should have spent more time talking about gay marriage.

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Maybe we're jaded by how much we covered "conversations" surrounding the marriage amendment and then the marriage equality bill, but it seems to us that Minnesota needs more discussion about gay marriage about as badly as one of our beloved bikes needs a third wheel.

Here's an excerpt from ECM political editor Howard Lestrud's bizarrely fawning Morrison County Record piece, which makes no effort to push back against Hann's string of controversial anti-DFL claims:
A strong opponent of the same-sex marriage bill, Hann said he doesn't believe the majority of the people in the state of Minnesota wanted to see the current marriage law changed.

"I do think it will have far-reaching effects on our culture," Hann said. He said the amount of discussion on the bill was very limited considering potential effects it will have. Hann said "there was far greater debate and discussion about the Vikings stadium over the past two to three years."

Issues were not fully vetted and efforts by the opposition were shouted down on the same-sex marriage bill in the course of discussion, Hann said. He said he hopes there is an effort to have more complete consideration of what the effects of this law will be.
We obviously disagree, but on the other hand, if legislators want to provide a forum for the sort of "discussion" offered by anti-gay zealots like pastor Mike Frey, we'll be happy to keep blogging about it.

h/t: Bluestem Prairie

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braidedmerkin
braidedmerkin

Probably wants to revisit that "free the slaves" thing too.

Gee Dave... you lost...get over it.

nbrooks4
nbrooks4

This whole "gay marriage" thing is getting old!  I cannot see the big deal of it all.  Marriage isn't all that!  I have been with the same person for 17 years, I don't need a piece of paper to say that this is the person I want to be with.  Not like there are any tax breaks for being married anymore.  But if two people feel they need that piece of paper, what is the big deal? Seriously?  Can't say religion, this country was based on "freedom of religion" so just keep it out of church.  Simple, problem solved!  :)

Thomas Zocher
Thomas Zocher

See ya later, asshole. Have a nice career. Get one thing straight (no pun intended), Senator...the only thing wrong with the "talk" about the gay marriage bill is that there had to be talk at all. What kind of world do we live in where making people happy at zero expense to others has to be debated politically and batted around like a volleyball? Get over it, you fuck.

Alirox
Alirox

Just reach further below the tar and grab your lower leg to extract yerself from the tar pit,  Hann.

greg.jon
greg.jon

William is exactly right.  The GOP put Gay Marriage on the ballot to get more voters to the polls and it back fired on them.  Maybe this will teach them to stop putting issues on the ballot every time they can't get a bill passed. 

To David Hann:  Are you kidding me?  Not enough talk?  For 4 months everytime I turned on the TV or radio there was another discussion going on.  Grow up and move on.  Sounds to me like your nothing more than a close minded bigot!

William Huston
William Huston

How much debate was there when the GOP decided to put this on the ballot as a constitutional amendment? Look inside your party, YOU built the momentum.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

hahah classic cry baby


there was more dicussion about the viking stadium becuase they fucking suck ... eh heheheh

Dee Finkelson
Dee Finkelson

agree to Kent Klinger. Boring subject, move on.

Bob Alberti
Bob Alberti

He might have heard more of the discussion if he wasn't busy cruising the Internet under an assumed name.

Rebecca Jean Heroff
Rebecca Jean Heroff

That makes sense because there was nothing to discuss...what's fair is fair...equality for all.

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

Sen. Hann must be the only person in the state who doesn't think gay marriage was discussed enough.  Except that's not what he really thinks.  He's just reciting the worn-out GOP script.  Every time the GOP's unpopular platform loses, they claim the Democrats rushed stuff through and rammed it down their throats.  They claim that bills are being passed without anyone reading them and that there are all kinds of unspecified calamities just about to happen that would have caused people to vote the other way had there been enough discussion.  Funny; they don't say that about the best example of a bill rammed through without discussion or research; the PATRIOT Act, which actually is causing huge and previously undisclosed problems.  So as usual, it's the GOP sour-grapes, "You'll Be Sorry When I'm Dead" talking points.

As for the far-reaching effects of same-sex marriage; yeah, my August and September are now full-up with weddings I'm invited to.  It's terrible, isn't it.  I'll be sick to death of barbecue and cake and punch by Labor Day.  Oh, the humanity.

If shortening the debate spared us more rantings from perverts obsessed with deviant sexual practices only found in certain internet chat-rooms where these people seem to spend WAY too much time, then I'd call that a good thing.

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