Displeased with the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Representative Tim Huelskamp from Kansas accused the legitimacy of the highest court’s decision and believes that “polygamy should be allowed under this decision.”
In an attempt to combat the ruling, Huelskamp proposed an anti-equality legislation amending the Supreme Court’s decision on DOMA, and received support from the typically conservative politicians.
“Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman,” the proposed bill stated as it gained 28 co-sponsors, all Republicans.
“Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman,” Huelskamp said.
He expressed discomfort with the fact that same-sex couples will be receiving marriage benefits. “There’s a real big fiscal impact, we’re going to extend 1,100 benefits to homosexual and polygamous couples, perhaps, what’s the impact on that?” Huelskamp said in a conversation with conservative radio host Janet Mefferd.
“If you’re writing for the left and you’re not gonna follow the Constitution you have to make it up as you go along so you inject name-calling into a constitutional decision, I mean that’s an outrageous decision.”
Huelskamp ridiculed the Supreme Court and their credentials. “Twisted logic, tortured the Constitution, I can’t even stand to read the decisions because I don’t even think they’d pass law school with decisions like that.”
Huelskamp was particularly displeased with Justices Anthony Kennedy and John Roberts as he accused their ruling on Prop 8 as an example of left-wing bias. Huelskmap further described their decisions as “crazy” and harmful to children.
“What’s the impact on our children? That’s what the left doesn’t care about,” said Huelskamp. “That’s why this is showing up in these decisions that you know what just because two adults or three adults desire one thing that doesn’t mean it’s best for our children.”
When in doubt, use the “think of the children” alibi.
Luckily, many of his fellow politicians from Kansas described his actions as “a complete and utter waste of time” as “it demonstrates that he has nothing better to do,” said Kansas Democratic party spokesperson, Dakota Loomis.
“I make no assumptions about how Kansans feel about LGBT rights,” said, Topeka Councilman, Chad Manspeaker.” In 2005, a constitutional amendment passed with 70 percent of the vote. Huelskamp is symbolic of that mentality, but that was eight years ago. Times are changing. Huelskamp is becoming a national joke. Kansas needs less national jokes and more leadership.”
Huelskamp’s opened himself up to a tornado of trouble.
This isn’t Kansas anymore, Huey.