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Democrat’s pro-gay speech racks up YouTube views



Published: Thu, May 5, 2011 @ 3:00 p.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota lawmaker’s speech against banning gay marriage in the state’s Constitution has become an online hit.

A video of Rep. Steve Simon’s remarks had more than 175,000 views on YouTube early Thursday.

At a Capitol hearing on Monday, the Democrat asked, “How many more gay people does God have to create before we ask ourselves whether or not God actually wants them around?”

Simon says it was an off the cuff comment provoked by conversations with constituents, and that he wasn’t angling for national publicity.

Legislative Republicans want Minnesotans to vote in 2012 to ban gay marriage.

Simon says he doubts the attention his speech is getting will keep the issue off the ballot but that he hopes it influences voters who are undecided.


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1WarrenRicheyKid(167 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

The creepyist thing about Republicans is that they believe they're the only political party that God loves.

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2Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

What percentage of the Democrats are gay ?

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3cambridge(3027 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Stan the Man Unusual.....here ya go! Keep those questions coming, the answers are easy to find.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oggoth...

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4DOLE2(594 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Can't we all just get along?

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5Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Look at the expression on these kids faces . . . .. You can really see the pride . . . ..

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/gaysou...

Jonathan Allen, second from left, and partner Andrew Walmisley, right, hold their children, Luke Allen-Walmisley, left, and Mary Allen-Walmisley, second from right, as they pose for a photo after receiving their marriage license on the first day of same sex marriages at City Hall in San Francisco, Tuesday, June 17, 2008. Since the state of California began issuing marriage certificates to same-sex couples earlier this month, questions about wedding rituals and etiquette _ not just politics _ have grown faster than a wedding reception guest list. With no long-established gay wedding traditions, partners-to-be and the wedding industry are making it up as they go along. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

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6palbubba(664 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Does getting along mean that the majority has to do what every fringe minority group wants? This country was founded on Christian principles, by mostly Christian men and on the premise that the majority rules. When these minority fringe groups accept that, we will be able to all get along. God did not create anyone gay. That is the lifestyle they chose in the society we have produced with our anything goes attitude.

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7city_dweller(194 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

If we'd followed majority rule in 1861, we'd still be owing slaves -- with Biblical justification. If we'd followed majority rule in 1920, that silly fringe group called "women" would not be allowed to vote -- again, based on Christian principles. And if the majority had had to vote on the Civil Rights Act, Blacks would still be a second-class "special interest group". The majority is not always right, and when it's not, yes, it is up to the government to ensure all citizen are treated equally from a legal standpoint.

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8AntiFascist(61 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Wow the reich-wing trolls are really taking it on the chin in these comments.

Theres nothing like some good old-fashioned "christian" hatred on a Friday morning.

bubba (apt name for you) - this "choice" must be a pretty hard one. Or all you sheep are just suckers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhcScB...

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9Armyguy28(26 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Well said city_dweller, well said. Why does anyone give a flyin funk what other people do? I think gays have every right just as hetero's to get married then get divorced like anyone else.

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