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Who’s Undermining the Institution of Marriage Again?

[ 31 ] December 22, 2011 |

Minnesota’s gay and lesbian community responds to Amy Koch, the anti-marriage equality bigot who resigned her leadership position after engaging in a relationship with a staffer who was not her husband:

“On behalf of all gays and lesbians living in Minnesota, I would like to wholeheartedly apologize for our community’s successful efforts to threaten your traditional marriage…We apologize that our selfish requests to marry those we love has cheapened and degraded traditional marriage so much that we caused you to stray from your own holy union for something more cheap and tawdry.”

I guess Koch saw the writing on the wall and decided to get a head start…I blame Goodridge v. Massachusetts.

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  • Malaclypse

    I am in awe of that open letter. That is an thing of beauty.

    • Hogan

      I want to marry that letter. But not in a gay way.

      OK, maybe in a gay way.

      • Bill Murray

        Letters are asexual. You would have to be asexual too, to gay marry the letter and can you have an asexual gay marriage?

        • Hogan

          Why should gays be denied any of the marital options available to heterosexuals?

        • Malaclypse

          Letters are asexual.

          There is also the possibility that letters are just not that into you, but want to give you a dignified excuse.

          • Bill Murray

            I licked the adhesive as best as I could. It’s not my fault my tongue was dry. Plus, that had never happened before. I swear.

      • I’d rather marry you but cheat with the letter.

      • Dr Paisley

        I want to marry that letter. But not in a gay way.

        OK, maybe in a gay way.

        You realize Rick Santorum will be fulminating about “man-on-foolscap” sex any minute now. Well done.

        • DocAmazing

          Next, the sacred 20# bond of wedlock.

  • c u n d gulag

    I can just see old Newt’s wrinkled little pecker stiffen.

    I hope Callista doesn’t get sick, because the “Ol’ Purrrrfessor” has finally found his true soul mate – a woman so giving to her cause, that it causes her to go down to the cheatin’ side o’ town.

    And, yeah, Mal, that letter was a thing of beauty!

    • Spud

      And, yeah, Mal, that letter was a thing of beauty!

      Irony is a gorgeous, well endowed bitch, with an hourglass figure, who evidently “knows the love which has no name”.

  • Njorl

    This letter will be used as proof of the gay agenda by Glenn Beck.

    • Malaclypse

      It is indeed a harrowing confession. I only hope Marcus Bachmann can save us from the gay agenda.

    • LKS

      o/u on how long it takes some wingding to declare that Ms Koch’s moral fiber, like Newt’s, succumbed to the pressures of the job?

  • cpinva

    ah, but ms. koch was having a wick of the “right” gender dipped in her! so there, you cads!

    • LKS

      We don’t actually know that for sure. There are only rumors that her paramour was of the plug rather than outlet variety.

      • Well, they’re more than rumors. Said paramour was fired the day after (for no particular reason), and he’s definitely a he. To add to the awesome, he was the Senate communications director and a former state GOP vice chair, and before that, he’d cut his teeth with a blog called Minnesota Democrats Exposed, dedicated to airing the dirty laundry of those wanton Minnesota DFLers. I am not making this up.

        • Apparently, Democrats were not the only ones exposed, if you know what I mean.

          And I think you do.

    • Ah, but Ms. Koch resigned. After it’s revealed that a republican man has been regularly seeing a prostitute who changes his diapers or was jetting off to Brazil to see his concubine and NOT hiking the Appalachian Trail; then the man just has to put his hands behind his back, kick his feet like a little boy, say “sorry” (I am a man, after all), and hug his wife for the cameras.

      The Republican woman isn’t forgiven because WHORE, HARLOT, JEZEBEL!!! It’s a transgression of biblical proportions.

      You’d think that Republican women would blanch at this arrangement and tell the whole party to go fuck itself, but they seem to get something out of being put in their place, so to speak. This one, apparently, liked having men put it in her place and a good, reliable woman does not like that in a conservative man’s mind, though she will tolerate no other sexual arrangement.

      • Malaclypse

        Charlie Pierce made the exact same point, albeit in a different context.

      • But is it any different for Democratic men versus Democratic women?

        I mean, there’s ol’ Anthony Weiner still….oh…

        • Marek

          So, IOKIYAR guy.

  • As a troll of long standing, and a troll-buster of even longer standing, I merely want to tip my hat to what has to go down in history as THE Troll of the Decade.

  • Anonymous

    This letter is the most awesome thing I have seen in a long, long time.

    • Joseph Slater

      Oops, that accidentally came out as “Anonymous” — just wanted to make sure I put my real name to the above sentiment.

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  • DrDick

    That letter is so full of awesome. I do have to say that if Newt Gingrich, Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney, and, in fairness, I have not already destroyed the institution of marriage, there is very little that Teh Gays can do to damage it.

    • Hogan

      “I don’t see why people say the institution of marriage is dying. All five of mine have worked out.”

      • DrDick

        I have done my part with three. Some of you slackers out there need to step it up a bit. Unlike Newt, however, I never cheated on any of mine nor divorced one when she was ill or in the hospital.

  • In hindsight, the haters never had a chance. They were fighting love. They were fighting two-cleaving-into-one. They were fighting family.

    People in Massachusetts looked at gay married couples, and even if they had a problem with gay people, they couldn’t help but see a married couple. People who know what married couples look like could not deny that they were looking at one when they saw a pair of married men, or women. When they saw such a couple with their kids, they saw a family. They couldn’t help but see a family, even if they didn’t want to. A family looks like a family, even to people who have a problem with gay people. And then they start having less of a problem with gay people.

    Merry Christmas, to happy families everywhere.

    Amor vincit omnia.

    • spud

      Which is why the haters never like to talk about gays as actual people. For that matter they never even address their views based on relevant facts.

      Its always bad analogy, slippery slope arguments, stupid hypotheticals, ridiculous arguments and the occasional Bible thumping. Never talking about them as live human beings with relationships, families, children.

      One very smart thing the gay community has done is rather than couch the discussion in terms of rights and liberties but one of how it impacts ordinary lives.

      I mean really,how can you fight this?
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=x_tmig8PxAw