The ink is barely dry in the Supreme Court’s declaration that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and already Republicans are clamoring to enshrine anti-LGBT bigotry into the US Constitution. Congressman Heulskamp from Kansas has introduced a constitutional amendment to restrict marriage to one man and one woman throughout the US. Already, 28 Republican legislators have signed on as sponsors.
Now, given the make-up of the US Congress, and the composition of the state legislatures, this amendment has absolutely ZERO chance of passing. But the mere existence and introduction of such an item is a degree of bigotry that makes my stomach turn. Essentially, upon hearing that the Supreme Court had decided that they could no longer legally repress and discriminate against gays, these Republicans basically decided to stomp their feat like obstinate children and scream “BUT WE DON’T WANNA BE NICE!” Their homophobia is so profound that they want legal discrimination written into our Constitution. It’s sad. It’s disgusting. And they should be mocked and ridiculed for their outdated, hateful, bigoted views at every turn.
Now, we still don’t have immigration reform. We still don’t have budget agreements. We haven’t reformed the FISA Court. We have still have a jobs problem. But the GOP wants to waste more time fighting for their right to treat LGBT people like second class citizens.
Shame on you, Mr Huelskamp. And shame on all those supporting this amendment. And if the GOP leadership is foolish enough let this see even a peak of daylight, shame on them too. The voters will remember this.