Is Minnesota Republican representative Peggy Scott’s “heart breaking” because she is close to gay people and she’s overjoyed that her friends won’t be treated like second class citizens in the eyes of the law if Minnesota passes marriage equality? Is she “dashing tears from her eyes” because she knows what gay couples have to put up with to simply be recognized as families, in matters both practical and profound?
Naw, she’s just a wingnut with highly misplaced priorities and an inferior sense of morality:
A Minnesota Republican state Representative told reporters on Thursday that her “heart breaks” that the state House voted to allow same-sex marriage in that state. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Rep. Peggy Scott (R-Andover) was expressing her dismay that same sex partners might be afforded the same spousal benefits as their heterosexual counterparts.
“My heart breaks for Minnesota,” said Scott, dashing tears from her eyes. “It’s a divisive issue that divides our state. It’s not what we needed to be doing at this time. We want to come together for the state of Minnesota, we don’t want to divide it.”
“We want to come together as Minnesotans to deny equal rights to that minority I don’t like!,” Peggy should have said. It would have been a lot more sincere.
They do not know how they sound to regular people.