A while back:
Is Vicky Hartzler the Most Anti-Gay Candidate in America?
She’s hitting her Dem opponent-an architect of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell-for caving to the “extreme agenda” of the “gay movement.”
-By Nick Baumann
| Wed Oct. 20, 2010 4:30 PM EDT
….In 2004, Hartzler drew national and international attention for her work in the campaign for a constitutional amendment in Missouri to ban gay marriage. The amendment was the first of its kind and passed-by a huge margin-in August of that year. The Human Rights Campaign and other national gay rights groups had poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into the state to campaign against the amendment. Hartzler was quoted in national and international media celebrating her victory for “traditional marriage….”
“….Since the Missouri amendment’s passage, Hartzler’s been a go-to quote machine whenever there is national news about gay marriage rights….”
Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) is none too pleased with the U.S. Supreme Court this week. Today via Twitter:
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
#SCOTUS trampled the people’s voice. Judicial activism at its worst, impacting future generations. 12:00 PM – 26 Jun 2015
The times they are a changin’.
Representative Hartzler’s (r) statement:
Hartzler: Ruling is an affront to the states
Jun 26, 2015
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) released the following statement in regards to today’s Supreme Court ruling in the Obergefell v. Hodges case:
“I am disappointed in the Court’s decision to stifle the voices of Missouri’s voters. Decisions on marriage policy should be left in the hands of the 50 states, allowing those who wish to define marriage as being between one man and one woman, as we did in Missouri, to do so. Today’s ruling tramples on the voice of the people. I will continue to champion marriage as the union between one man and one woman so every child has the opportunity to have both a mom and a dad.”
Actually, no, the status quo was an affront to the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
A few of the responses via Twitter:
@RepHartzler no ma’am you don’t know the people 12:09 PM – 26 Jun 2015
Alex Devlin @_alexdevlin
@RepHartzler States rights are terminated when they become unconst. What makes you dislike = for all? Is it becuase they dont vote for you? 12:13 PM – 26 Jun 2015
Fake Vicky Hartzler @VickiHartzler
.@RepHartzler THE HORROR!! Future generations might think that gay people deserve dignity and equality!! #LoveWins 12:22 PM – 26 Jun 2015
David Reichert @dreichert1221
@RepHartzler This is why I won’t vote for you #LoveWins 12:32 PM – 26 Jun 2015
@rephartzler when the “people’s voice” is wrong, that’s their job 12:41 PM – 26 Jun 2015
Representative Hartzler (r) via Facebook:
With today’s ruling, five unelected judges in Washington, D.C., stole the voice from more than a million Missourians. Decisions on marriage policy should be left in the hands of the 50 states, allowing those who wish to define marriage as being between one man and one woman, as we did in Missouri, to do so.
A few of the Facebook responses:
[….] Well, you very quickly lost my vote.
[….] Marriage should not be in anyone’s hand. Who is anybody to say any two people cannot marry?
[….] It’s called checks and balances and it’s one of the safeguards against mob rule. I like rainbows.
[….] Now we have equality. Today freedom wins and love wins, which makes us a stronger citizenry and country. It is a great day.
Are teh gay really so icky, Vicky? (March 24, 2011)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): teh gay are so icky (June 5, 2011)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): frankly, it’s all about wedge issues (November 22, 2011)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): one issue, and one issue only (January 23, 2012)
Vicky Hartzler’s 10 Gay Marriage Analogies (August 23, 2012)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): really, it’s still all about the plumbing (February 13, 2013)
Marriage Equality in America (June 26, 2015)