"VIDEO COMPILATION: Washington’s Same-Sex Marriage Foes Liken Gay Unions To Cleaning Products, Hitler"
Washington Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen (D) announced her support for marriage equality yesterday, “providing the deciding vote in the Senate to legalize gay marriage in Washington state.” But Haugen’s endorsement didn’t stop opponents of same-sex marriage from leveling a host of offensive and derogatory claims against gay people during a House Judiciary Committee hearing. Below is a compilation of the most flamboyant charges from state lawmakers, pastors, and anti-gay groups:
– REP. BRAD KLIPPERT (R): “Now we’re willing to change the definition of marriage to two persons. Why not a polygamist marriage?”
– KEN HUTCHERSON (Antioch Bible Church): “So you’re telling me that you know better than God. You’re telling met that God is not right by just limiting marriage to a man and a woman.”
– CHRISTOPHER PLANTE (NOM): “Today, you can go to the supermarket and buy seventh generation cleaning products because it is politically correct to be worried about the ecology we’re leaving the seventh generation. What is the social environment we’re going to leave the seventh generation?”
– BILL WELLS (Beginning Christian Church): “Hitler tried to change and redefine what life was and it was a great failure….I can’t believe at age of 58 I would even be here discussing something like this. It’s totally an abomination and disgusting.”
Watch the compilation:
Opponents of marriage equality have pledged to put marriage equality on the ballot and allow residents to vote on gay people’s unions. But a poll conducted by the University of Washington Center for Survey Research in October found that 55 percent of voters in Washington “would support a state gay marriage law if it’s approved by the Legislature.”