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People for the American Way – Right Wing Watch:  Hartzler: Gay Marriage Is Like Incest, Letting Three-Year Old Children Drive

Representative Vicky Hartzler (r): …Some people say, why does it matter to you as a government official, if I care about somebody else, I’m committed, I should be able to marry. Well, think about it. That starts you down the road to open that licensure to basically meaning that the license would mean nothing. If you let everybody in, with that standard. Uh, for instance, you know, is, if, if you just care about somebody, have a committed relationship, uh, why not allow one man and two women or three women to marry? There are a lot of people in this country that, uh, support polygamy. What, why not, if they’re committed to each other why should you care? Uh, there are, why not allow group marriage. There are people out there who want that. I think it’s called polyamory. It’s got some big name, but, anyway, marriage, I understand [inaudible]. Well, is that the best policy? Why not allow an uncle to marry his niece? Why not allow a fifty year old man to marry a twelve year old, uh, girl if they love each other and they’re committed? So, pretty soon, if you don’t set parameters you don’t have any parameters at all. The license means nothing and marriage means nothing…

…It, it’s their right to marry whoever they want, but we’re saying marriage is between man and a woman. So, there’s, there’s a difference there. It’s not a right in the Constitution as far as that goes, either. It’s not a right of anybody of, of a three year old to be able to drive a car. You know, the government has set some parameters that they think is, is correct…

“…Why not allow a fifty year old man to marry a twelve year old, uh, girl if they love each other and they’re committed?…”

Uh, because, unlike two gay adults, a twelve year old girl is not an adult and is not capable legally or developmentally of making that decision.

Apparently you don’t need to make sense to be elected a republican member of Congress. But, we knew that already.


Are teh gay really so icky, Vicky? (March 24, 2011)

Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) on DADT: it’s all about the plumbing (April 1, 2011)