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Fabulous! 25 politically-incorrect quotes on “gay marriage”.

Political correctness is so 1999. This year a gentleman came out to me as an anti-gay marriage bisexual, and as far as I’m concerned his opinion should count for double.

Below are 25 politically-incorrect quotes on same-sex “marriage” from heterosexuals to homosexuals, and even a few celibates (to mix things up a bit):

1. “I, one among many, respect and understand the growing concern about the disintegration of our traditions and values … I respect the majority of Americans and their opinion that marriage should be defined as between one man and one woman.Tammy Bruce

2. “Let’s get real — the only thing that will make gay people whole is personal acceptance of ourselves by ourselves. Instead, we are still looking to Mommy or Daddy, now in the form of Society, to tell us we’re okay. To sanctify, if you will, our lives and relationships.Tammy Bruce

3. “I believe that marriage is between a man and woman and I am not in favour of gay marriage.Barack Obama

4. “We believe the marriage act is appropriate in its current form, that is recognising that marriage is between a man and a woman, but we have as a government taken steps to equalise treatment for gay couples.Julia Gillard

5. ‘‘On the issue of marriage I think the reality is there is a cultural, religious, historical view around that which we have to respect … The party’s position is very clear that this is an institution that is between a man and a woman.’’ Senator Penny Wong

6. “As distressing as the state of the American family is today with the high rate of divorce and adultery, the situation is far less stable among gays. This is not a slur against gays as individuals, but rather the reality of what occurs when you have what I call the all gas and no brake environment of male/male sexuality. I should know. I am a gay male.Al Rantel

7. “I am not against gay people having solid lasting relationships. I just don’t think these can be called ‘marriages’ any more than a rose could be called a gardenia or vice versa notwithstanding that they’re both beautiful and sweet scented.Tony Abbott

8. ‘‘It’s easy to say: I’m all for gay marriage. But in practical terms, what does that mean?’’ Tom McFeely

9. “Contrary to what left-wing activists have been invited to claim, no serious conservative should argue for gay marriage. To start with, private arrangements regarding shared resources and property should not be surrendered to a nanny state. Despite the window-dressing, ostensibly right-wing arguments for gay marriage usually reveal a big government, welfare-state bias.John Heard

10. “Indeed, gay marriage creates a perverse incentive for heterosexual couples to either reject marriage outright or dissolve a marriage already contracted.John Heard

11. “You can be against gay marriage and not be anti-gay. Ann [Coulter] doesn’t agree with us on some issues, but she doesn’t hate gay people.Jimmy LaSalvia

12. “I’m 120 years old and I’m not married.Ann Coulter

13. “I should warn you: I’ve never failed to talk gays out of gay marriage.Ann Coulter

14. “The main lesson from the court’s discovery of the hidden gay marriage clause is that these judges are in the wrong job. If they can find a right to gay marriage in the Massachusetts constitution – never before detected by any human being – we need to get them looking for Osama bin Laden. These guys can find anything! Ann Coulter

15. The primary purpose of marriage is to ensure that the male and female, whose physical union made the child, are the social parents for the child, are there for the child and there for each other.Eve Tushnet

16. “In every case of children in same-sex couples, that child is by definition missing either a mother or a father. Gay marriage would require us to move away from that birthright – not just for the children in gay and lesbian households, but for all children.Eve Tushnet

17. “Analogies with bans against interracial marriage are bogus. Race is not part of the definition of marriage. A ban on interracial marriage is a ban on the same actions otherwise permitted because of the race of the particular people involved. It is a discrimination against people, not actions.Thomas Sowell

18. “Homosexuals were on their strongest ground when they said that the law had no business interfering with relations between consenting adults. Now they want the law to put a seal of approval on their behavior. But no one is entitled to anyone else’s approval.Thomas Sowell

19. “They argue against a ‘ban on gay marriage’ but marriage has for centuries meant a union of a man and a woman. There is no gay marriage to ban.Thomas Sowell

20. “The debate over whether the state ought to recognize gay marriages has thus far focused on the issue as one of civil rights. Such a treatment is erroneous because state recognition of marriage is not a universal right. States regulate marriage in many ways besides denying men the right to marry men, and women the right to marry women.Adam Kolasinski

21. “Some have compared the prohibition of homosexual marriage to the prohibition of interracial marriage. This analogy fails because fertility does not depend on race, making race irrelevant to the state’s interest in marriage. By contrast, homosexuality is highly relevant because it precludes procreation.Adam Kolasinski

22. “Marriage is the fundamental, cross-cultural institution for bridging the male-female divide so that children have loving, committed mothers and fathers. Marriage is inherently normative: It is about holding out a certain kind of relationship as a social ideal, especially when there are children involved.Maggie Gallagher

23. “The problem with endorsing gay marriage is not that it would allow a handful of people to choose alternative family forms, but that it would require society at large to gut marriage of its central presumptions about family in order to accommodate a few adults’ desires.Maggie Gallagher

24.  “The war against freedom and family has just ratcheted up another notch. It is time for all concerned citizens to mount a counter-offensive.Bill Muehlenberg

25. “Because of strong public support for traditional marriage, same-sex marriage advocates have attempted to circumvent public opinion by redefining marriage through the courts.”  Timothy J. Dailey

Roses? Gardenias? Hmmm. I wonder if Tony Abbott’s views won the Liberal Party-voting bisexual gentleman over. 

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