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Is Your Congressman Co-Sponsoring A New Amendment Banning Gay Marriage?

by David Badash on July 1, 2013

in Marriage,News,Politics

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Rep. Tim Huelskamp (image, left) and his anti-gay co-sponsors, clockwise from left: Congressmen Joe Barton (R-TX), Paul Broun (R-GA), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Trent Franks (R-AZ)

There are 29 Republicans who just became the most anti-gay Congressmen in America. After the Supreme Court last week ruled that DOMA is unconstitutional, Republican Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) introduced a bill proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would forever ban same-sex marriage across the nation. The bill now has 28 co-sponsors.

The bill’s introduction is a staggeringly stupid idea that could only come from a Republican, and only from a member of Congress. The bill is akin the the GOP’s 38 repeated attempts to repeal Obamacare — and it will never garner a supermajority of two-thirds of both houses of Congress, nor will it ever win the three-fourths majority of all state legislatures it requires to actually amend our Constitution, which is something that hasn’t been done — even in less polarized times — since 1992, and that amendment, the 27th, was introduced in 1789.

(To be historically fair, the 26th Amendment, allowing the right to vote at the age of 18, was introduced and passed in the same year — 1971.)

So, the Supreme Court rules that DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 that banned the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, is unconstitutional.

Two days later, Rep. Huelskamp introduces a bill that supposedly will amend the constitution to make only “one-man, one-woman” marriages legal, because, you know, religious freedom, liberty, and protecting civilization.

He picks up 28 co-sponsors — all Republicans, of course — for the bill, House Joint Resolution 51.

They are, alphabetically, per GovTrack.us:

Barton, Joe [R-TX6]

Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK1]

Brooks, Mo [R-AL5]

Broun, Paul [R-GA10]

Duncan, Jeff [R-SC3]

Fleming, John [R-LA4]

Franks, Trent [R-AZ8]

Gohmert, Louie [R-TX1]

Hall, Ralph [R-TX4]

Harris, Andy [R-MD1]

Hultgren, Randy [R-IL14]

Johnson, Sam [R-TX3]

Jones, Walter [R-NC3]

Jordan, Jim [R-OH4]

Lankford, James [R-OK5]

Meadows, Mark [R-NC11]

Neugebauer, Randy [R-TX19]

Palazzo, Steven [R-MS4]

Pearce, Stevan “Steve” [R-NM2]

Pittenger, Robert [R-NC9]

Pitts, Joseph [R-PA16]

Schweikert, David [R-AZ6]

Shuster, Bill [R-PA9]

Smith, Christopher “Chris” [R-NJ4]

Stockman, Steve [R-TX36]

Walberg, Tim [R-MI7]

Westmoreland, Lynn [R-GA3]

Wolf, Frank [R-VA10]

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{ 13 comments }

User2post July 1, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Can we all spell P A N D E R I N G to the base? Hey Representative guys, how are those JOBS bills coming along?

atunionbob July 1, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Did any one notice that most of the IDIOTS who signed on are from the SOUTH…Talk about raciest and stupid too…Vote them all out come 2014…we dont forget.

moonshinestill July 1, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Yes, I noticed that, too atunionbob. Also vastly cheered that none of my New England neighbours have spawned such repellent slime-balls.

Serenifly July 1, 2013 at 11:01 pm

The problem is that they have gerrymandered the country to death. Most districts are simply not competitive. At best they can be replaced by other Republicans who think exactly the same.

62plea July 1, 2013 at 5:58 pm

what? no stevie king? musta been out of town…

James_M_Martin July 1, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Texans! We MUST get rid of Barton and Gohmert! Vote the halfwits out! They are far right wingnut religious bigots. Vote Democrat.

Charlene1960 July 2, 2013 at 12:01 am

and get rid of Ted Cruz…he's another embarrassment to the People of Texas!

SeanLiberty13 July 1, 2013 at 9:02 pm

All of them are uneducated grotesque Nazi parasites who hate freedom and America. They are traitors and deserve the most severe punishment a traitor is supposed to get and they WILL.

Charlene1960 July 2, 2013 at 12:00 am

Another attempt at FAILURE!!! I believe that these idiots will succeed only to watch it be declared Unconstitutional by the SCOTUS,,,,

James_M_Martin July 2, 2013 at 12:14 am

The said fact is, these louts will waste a ton of time and money causing liberty-loving people to appeal their stupid laws, and the only ones who will make any money off it are lawyers. Look at the silly bastards in the U.S. House, passing measures designed to repeal the new healthcare law, knowing, time and again, that the Senate will not even put it up for a vote. They are wasting taxpayer money on ideological gamesmanship.

bruwhhh July 2, 2013 at 1:48 am

Surprise they are all from half wit states

Woodstock1947 July 2, 2013 at 9:17 am

I am surprised that Frank Wolf from Virginia is there. He always seemed to be one of the more moderate Republicans from our state.

sdfrenchie July 3, 2013 at 12:04 pm

They need to be under surveillance by the House UnAmerican Committee. I'm so sick of reading about their bullshit day after day after day, sitting here ranting about them on social media, not being able to stop because I'm so goddam pissed off.

They've ruined everything for the people of this nation and they've allowed the infrastructure to go unchecked while bridges collapse and people die. What the fuck do they care? They're not going to get away with their behavior, but I say fuck voting them out. Demand that they get out or impeach them before they do any more damage by doing nothing but harassing the people they deem beneath them.

We need to surround every damned building they work in and not let them leave until they resign…without pay. They've stolen enough from us and they have to be stopped immediately. Wasting tax dollars on nonsense that's going to be turned around once Democrats are in charge.

In future, men and women running for Congress or Senate should be made to sign a statement that they will not in any way produce and/or enact bills that are based on their religious beliefs. They must be made to leave that shit at the door because it is as far from religious truth as anything could be. Now there's an amendment to the Constitution that should be made.

The government is obviously not doing much in the way of background checks if people who become public officials are governing this nation as though it is Nazi Germany or Fascist Italy. Those didn't work in the past and they certainly have no place in American government.

I hope others are becoming as angry as I am about these losers because if we sit around bitching about them and do nothing about it, then we deserve having them wrecking our lives and the wonderful country this used to be before a pretend god walked in the doors of Congress.

We have to get those bastards out of our lives and we shouldn't have to make donations to any government official who might be running against them to do so. Just get them out.

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