Who once said on the Senate floor:
“I take umbrage at anyone who might suggest that those of us who worry about amending the Constitution are less committed to the sanctity of marriage or to the fundamental, bedrock principle that it exists between a man and a woman, going back into the mists of history, as one of the founding, foundational institutions of history, and humanity, and civilization. And that it’s primary, principle role during those millennia has been the raising and socializing of children for the society to which they are to become adults.”
Had to be Rick Santorum, right? Maybe Jesse Helms? Wait, nobody remembers Jesse “The Body” anymore–kids, he was once The Most Dangerous, Retrograde Conservative in the World, a post now occupied by Ted Cruz. (Until the Republican party chooses its next nominee, of course.)
Obviously I’m kidding–the first couple clauses should tip you off that this is a Democrat trying to posture as being really, super-duper butch in support of traditional marriage.
Okay, give up?
That would be Sen. Hillary Clinton. Of course, to be fair to Clinton, that was way back in
1968 1975 1980 1996 2004, so obviously, people can radically revise even their “fundamental, bedrock principles” over the long haul.
Just a friendly reminder to the people insisting today that gay marriage could never, ever wind up in conflict with religious freedom. And that it’s totally not possible that today’s gay marriage advocates are going to insist, in 8 or 9 years, that every individual and institution in America get onboard the gay marriage train, whatever their religious beliefs.