The Minnesota House of Representatives passed a bill to make marriage equality the law in that state on Thursday and the wingnuts are losing their minds over it. It actually reduced one Republican legislator to tears, which she attributes to an entirely fake reason:
“My heart breaks for Minnesota,” said a Rep. Peggy Scott, R-Andover.
“It’s a divisive issue that divides our state,” she said, wiping tears from her eyes as she stood on the House floor after the vote. “It’s not what we needed to be doing at this time. We want to come together for the state of Minnesota, we don’t want to divide it.”
That’s completely artificial and pretextual bullshit. Every issue on which there is a strong disagreement is a “divisive issue” that divides people. Voting for tax cuts is just as “divisive.” This is the argument she has to make because she knows she can’t admit to her actual position, which is that her heart breaks that gay people will be allowed to get married. Well, tough. Let your heart break. Your brain broke a long time ago.