Minnesota State Rep: Marriage Equality Is Not ‘Normal Behavior’

Minnesota incumbent State Rep. Mary Franson (R) defended her support for a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman during a debate last week, arguing that the measure would protect the state’s children from abnormal behavior. Franson said:

My concerns are that our children in our schools could be taught some liberal agendas because of the marriage amendment. Because in the schools they may be taught that, this is normal behavior. I personally do not believe it is…that’s something that I wish to protect our children from.

There is no evidence that exposure to LGBT adults and issues hurts children, and including LGBT-friendly content in school curricula has been shown to make schools safer for LGBT students.