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US Senator: ‘I’m not gay, so I’m not going to marry one’

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  1. Christopher Coleman 22 Mar 2013, 4:33am

    Why is he taking this stance on same gender marriage? Has any gay man been stupid enough to propose to him? US Congressmen are the absolute pits — ignorant as dirt.

  2. “I’m not gay. So I’m not going to marry one.” what a silly thing to say. As Jeremy Hardy said on Radio 4 last night, “I don’t sign petitions against torture because I’ve got a low pain threshold.”

  3. Willful egocentrism is a form of will ignorance. In a question about gay people, he instead refers self-importantly to himself, as if the legitimate concerns of gay people are not worthy of consideration at all.

  4. What a buffoon. It’s hardly as though he’s going to say “I’m not black, so why should I want equal rights for ethnic minorities”, is it?

    Oh, wait …

  5. So Senator Saxby, I guess same-sex marriage doesn’t affect your personal life or marriage one iota! Therefore, you have absolutely no reason to be against same-sex marriage or be afraid of it.

    Unless of course you are gay!?

  6. Clearly, he was making a public statement to his boyfriend concerning his decision to not buy that expensive engagement ring for him. Well, at least not until the divorce with the wife is finalized.

  7. Isn’t he just saying out loud what we have said in the past?

    “If you don’t like gay marriage, don’t marry a gay person” I’ve seen that posted so many times on this and other sites.

    His views seem to remain that he is opposed to same sex marriage but to we expect anything different from the Republicans anyway?

  8. To me he seems like he’s trying to gradually move to a position where he’s not taking a stand. He probably doesn’t want to end up on the wrong side of history.

  9. Someone needs to reconfirm with him that he is serving his constituents, not himself

  10. “I’m not gay. So I’m not going to marry one.”
    ……and this is a man in the governing bodies of one of the biggest countries in the world, what an incredibly stupid and childish thing to say, god help us!!

  11. Robert in S. Kensington 22 Mar 2013, 11:59am

    Comments such as his I suspect are deeply rooted in sexual repression with a good dash of religion thrown in.

    He will probably never marry a gay person, most opponents wouldn’t, nothing profound there but wouldn’t that be a reason not to oppose it since it really doesn’t affect him in any way, shape or form? Oh I forgot, people like him, and there are many in our Tory party, are incapable of separating personal prejudice from the civil rights of gay people who will be the only ones affected by passage of equal marriage. Life will continue and so will hetero marriage. In fact it will be strengthened by allowing us to marry. They just don’t have the intellectual capacity to grasp such a simple point.

  12. douglas in canada 22 Mar 2013, 12:53pm

    Odd… he’s not a woman either, but he married one of those….

  13. Old White Republicans….can’t live with ‘em and can’t seem to get rid of ‘em!

  14. He’s also not going to get pregnant, going to be a minority, going to be poor, or going to need medical services without health care. It would appear he represents a constituency of one.

  15. johnny33308 22 Mar 2013, 3:53pm

    Typically it is aways about THEM, not ever anyone else. These American Taliban will never try to help others, only destroy them, but especially LGBT people. They and their evil ‘religion’ will pay one day for their deceit and selfishness. BTW, who’d have this one, anyway? No one with any taste or self-respect, or sight! And this particular bigot is a sitting SENATOR, supposedly a leader….in what universe would that be? Just another tired old BIGOT!

  16. THIS is the root of ALL homophobia. It is self-hatred brought about by self-doubt … and then projecting those fears outwardly. This man does not want ANYONE to know that he may have had ‘gay thoughts’. “Old Chambliss can’t be gay. He HATES them”. Understand this … and you will understand homophopbia. “People who are secure in their sexuality are NEVER homophobic”. End of.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 22 Mar 2013, 5:44pm

      Agree, and everyone thought Cardinal O’Brien was straight given the hateful rants against gay people, especially equal marriage and look how that turned out.

    2. I don’t agree: there are plenty of people all over the world who’ve been brought up in conventional and sometimes toxically religious societies who are homophobic – perhaps not to the point of taking a public stance against equal rights, but far from keen on being in any way associated with minority sexualities, and profoundly unenthusiastic about the possibility of members of their families being gay.

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