July 5, 2011 at 9:27 am EDT | by Phil Reese
Hartzler on banning marriage: “you shouldn’t feel bad.”

On June 29, Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) explained her opposition to gay marriage to a med student from the University of Missouri after a town hall in Butler, MO. When the openly gay student asked her what young gay people should think of legislators like Hartzler championing anti-gay marriage amendments to state Constitutions, the lawmaker said “You shouldn’t feel bad,” and explained since there was already a law outlawing such marriages before her supporters pushed to amend the Missouri Constitution to make the ban court-proof.


1 Comment
  • I truly hope that you comment was a joke. I am apalled at such stupidity coming out of the mouth of an elected official. I just wonder how you were ever elected. This is the kind of garbage that needs to be weeded out of our governnment. I do hope that when you are up for re-election that individuals will take a closer look are your bigotry and vote you out of office. I am a citizen, taxpayer and loyal to this country. You do not have the right to legislate whom I should marry. Would it not be so different if the shoe were on the other foot and we dediced whether you could marry or not? or divorce? or have children? or adopt? Just think about it!!! I am more than confident that you would be asking for equal rights, just as we are in this world.

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