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Oklahoma Homophobe Sally Kern Takes On Heterosexual Divorce

Christian warrior and Oklahoma lawmaker Sally Kern, who once declared gays more of a threat to America than terrorists, has set her sights on outlawing some forms of heterosexual divorce:

Kern Scheduled for introduction in the 2010 legislative session by state Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, House Bill 2279 would restrict the "use of incompatibility as a ground for divorce" in Oklahoma.

The bill would not allow for divorce on the basis of incompatibility if:

  • There are living minor children of the marriage
  • The parties have been married 10 years or longer
  • Either party files a written objection to the granting of a divorce

If passed, the act would become effective on Nov. 1.

(via pam)

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  1. Perhaps some prominent LGBT should hold a press conference in which they specifically praise her for consistency in her stances. Don't condone the bill, but pull repeatedly on quotes used against marriage for same-sex couples and describe how they could be used in support of her bill.

    Posted by: Dave | Jan 5, 2010 12:00:48 PM

  2. I've been warning straight people for years that the Wingnuts weren't going to stop with us, here's proof...

    Posted by: Robert In WeHo | Jan 5, 2010 12:30:44 PM

  3. Oh Sally! You just signed your resignation letter! The straights have no problem beating up on gays, but you start screwing around with their right to divorce and you'll be lucky if you can get elected trash collector.

    Please, keep up the fight Sally! We hardly knew ye!

    Posted by: B-rod | Jan 5, 2010 12:35:16 PM

  4. Hey, this is just like that California ballot initiative to ban divorce ... except completely devoid of irony. Scary.

    Posted by: Casey | Jan 5, 2010 2:15:19 PM

  5. I don't know how to flag or report someone on this sight, but Tom is actually advocating murder and no one is reacting? Debate, argue, disagree, agree, even get angry...but advocating killing someone? What the hell?!?!?

    Posted by: HawaiiBill | Jan 5, 2010 2:16:58 PM

  6. People need to stop with the kill this person comments. It makes you no better than them on the other side.

    However if her own gun she stuck in her purse fell out discharging a bullet in her head, I'd be OK with that.


    Posted by: jakeinlove | Jan 5, 2010 2:28:02 PM

  7. @Kurt,

    The benefit of this bill though is that it could force people who claim to believe in the sanctity of marriage to go on record either supporting or opposing it.

    If they oppose it, obviously their hypocrisy is exposed. But even if they support it, well, it's so far out of the mainstream that it hurts the overall "sanctity of marriage" argument. No one's going to support "sanctity" if they realize it could be used against them as well.

    Posted by: rafi | Jan 5, 2010 3:48:36 PM

  8. This bill is about as likely to pass as I am to sleep with Sally Kern.

    And I agree, this is too nuts for even her most rabid constituents. She won't be reelected.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 5, 2010 9:14:22 PM

  9. It was the Pilgrims who were puritanical, not the Founding Fathers.

    The Founding Fathers were mostly deists and atheists, active participants in Enlightenment ideals.

    I love how the fundamentalists have hijacked this very well-known bit of history to turn the Founding Fathers into Bible thumpers.

    As a group, they represented the most forward-thinking men in the colonies who concurred that religion had no business in the running of a country.

    Where are the carriers of their torch now? At the tent revival, I guess.

    Posted by: sean in dallas | Jan 5, 2010 11:40:40 PM

  10. Actually, restricting divorce was on the Republican Party Platform for the 2008 Presidential election. I recall Pams House Blend making brief reference to it.

    I'm hopeing that, in 2013, Speaker of the House of Representatives Michelle Bachman will introduce the Fidelity in Marriage Act, which will make adultery an offence that would mandate immediate resignation from elective office by any Republican.

    Posted by: hadassah weinreb | Jan 6, 2010 2:14:15 AM

  11. tough little person

    Posted by: wenson | Jan 6, 2010 3:30:39 AM

  12. I guess we should create our own country and have like EVERY other country deal with us because they could care less if you were gay or not, well almost every country. If these cults want to play the religious card then let them they are no worse then the terrorists; spread love NOT hate. These assholes use the word Christian in everything they do to instill fear in others and spread it and I'm SOO ashamed to call myself Christian anymore. I'm almost scared to.

    Posted by: LoveBug | Apr 6, 2010 10:06:43 PM

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