<National Report>The Minnesota Senate voted today 37-30 in favor of making gay marriage legal in the state. The vote is the final legislative hurdle before the bill heads to Gov. Mark Dayton for his signature making Minnesota the 12th state to make gay marriage legal. The legislation will allow gay couples to be married beginning August 1st.
While opponents of the bill rightly point out the slippery slope gay marriage leads to pedophilia, beastiality, etc. there is one Republican in the state who couldn’t be happier. Mr. Marcus Bachmann, wife of former failed Presidential contender Michelle Bachmann, was overjoyed this afternoon and allegedly had this to say to reporters on the steps of the Capitol building: “Well I am just tickled pink with the outcome of today’s vote. It is about time members of the gay community be allowed the same rights afforded to heterosexual couples when it comes to who they can or cannot marry.” The most closeted man in American continued by asking, “Why should I be prevented from enjoying another man’s love, another man’s touch and another man’s manhood?”
The reaction from Marcus’ outspoken life partner Michelle was not as cheerful. Ms. Bachmann has long been stalwart opponent against allowing gay marriage and has instead advocated for gays to marry members of the opposite sex. In a story that first broke at The Daily Currant, Michelle had threatened to leave Minnesota if the state moved forward with its plans to legalize gay marriage. As reported in The Daily, “The Bible is very clear on this issue,” Ms. Bachmann told KSTP-TV this morning, “Homosexuality is a sin, and God will punish communities that support it.”
A petition circulating at change.org has asked Ms. Bachmann to avoid Georgia when selecting a new location from which to spread her ignorance. The petition states:
We ask the congresswoman to stay out of Georgia because of what can only be construed as a mental illness being suffered by Mrs. Bachmann. This illness is evidenced by the following statements that the congresswoman has made:
* “Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.”
* “I think if we give Glenn Beck the numbers, he can solve this [the national debt].”
* “Literally, if we took away the minimum wage — if conceivably it was gone — we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level.”
These statements, and many others, seem to imply that Congresswoman Bachmann suffers from some form of mental defect. Our wish that she not come to this state is based solely on our concern for her health, as evidenced by the following facts.