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Tim Pawlenty:
Marriage Between A Man And A Woman Should Be Elevated


Oh boy.

Presidential Candidate Tim Pawlenty appeared today on CNN's State of The Union with Candy Crowley to explaon why he thinks same-sex couples are not deserving of equal rights.

"A man and a woman are joined together for obvious reasons," said the presidential candidate.

He continued, "I think when society devalues traditional marriage by saying all other domestic relationships are the same as traditional marriage you then dilute and devalue traditional marriage."

Watch Crowley's exchange with Pawlenty, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. His definition of traditional marriage is that married people are required to produce children. This definition is intolerant to anyone else, even if they are straight but do not want to have children. His definition defies common sense.

    Posted by: trees | Jul 24, 2011 5:04:16 PM

  2. I'm surprised he didn't close with, "White people are just better than black people, you know, for obvious reasons."

    Posted by: Alpha | Jul 24, 2011 5:11:21 PM

  3. All straight married people who do not have children must have their marriages voided - it's the only way according to his logic. I use the word "logic" very loosely when it comes to (yawn)... sorry I fell asleep thinking about him.

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 24, 2011 5:17:35 PM

  4. ...imbecile. so, did mary and joseph have a legitimate marriage even though she got knocked up by someone else?

    Posted by: Trey | Jul 24, 2011 5:22:33 PM

  5. What a superiority complex Pawlenty has. Fortunately - politically - this guy is such a blank; he does not have an air of permanence about him. tired of fighting these foolish bigots. Good for Candy, though, for pressing him.

    Posted by: James in Hollywood | Jul 24, 2011 5:28:40 PM

  6. Excellent, let them keep talking. They keep digging themselves deeper and deeper.

    Posted by: Tonez | Jul 24, 2011 5:29:16 PM

  7. Pawlenty..Ï think because My penis goes into vagina, and we can make children via VaJj and Penile sex, Our marriages should be Better then theirs"

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Jul 24, 2011 6:03:28 PM

  8. In other words, separate and NOT equal.

    Posted by: Carl | Jul 24, 2011 6:04:17 PM

  9. How does he explain traditional divorce? Republicans seem to like that a lot.

    Maybe he should be pressed to sign an oath saying he would outlaw divorce in order to sustain the validity of marriage.

    That should get a lot of votes.

    Posted by: Elevate Me please | Jul 24, 2011 6:31:47 PM

  10. Yawn! Same old same old from the dinosaur party.

    I’m with TONEZ, just let ’em keep on babbling their nonsense so that everyone can see how ridiculous they are...

    Posted by: ichabod | Jul 24, 2011 6:34:52 PM

  11. Let's see, on the one hand we have photos and videos today of hundreds and hundreds of couples with unmistakable joy on their faces making a serious commitment of their lives to each other, and on the other hand we have this guy yapping his nonsense. Anyone who implies that all those joyful couples are somehow bad, or that what they are doing is somehow wrong, will only make themselves look silly.

    Posted by: Gianpiero | Jul 24, 2011 6:46:06 PM

  12. whoa! great interview from candy crowley, i'm impressed.

    Posted by: jake | Jul 24, 2011 7:03:40 PM

  13. highly recommended: today's NYTimes SundayStyles section...
    every word a jewel; the depth, diversity and universality of the articles mirror the infinite possibility of love and the desire for shared experience and commitment.

    Posted by: my2cents | Jul 24, 2011 7:13:37 PM

  14. Just won't let go of his claim of dominance and superiority - like a pit bull.

    Posted by: WebHybrid | Jul 24, 2011 7:22:56 PM

  15. Has he always had that creepy, gravelly voice? How did I not notice that before? Sounds like a serial killer.

    Posted by: Jake | Jul 24, 2011 7:23:00 PM

  16. So which one of Rush Limbaugh's marriages were elevated? I bet his 2nd marriage was superior to all "domestic" relationships, or maybe it was his 4th? ...and when Newt Gingrich cheated on two of his wives, no doubt that his adultery was "elevated" way beyond what a gay person could accomplish. Bravo!

    Posted by: David in Houston | Jul 24, 2011 7:23:00 PM

  17. Pawlenty, tumbling toward irrelevance. He hasn't caught the attention of the independents so now he is appealing to the ultra right wing. Note to mr. Zzzzz, America is supportive of Gay Marriage now.

    Posted by: Redebbm | Jul 24, 2011 7:45:38 PM

  18. Christ, he's orange!!

    Posted by: j | Jul 24, 2011 7:46:35 PM

  19. I think the high divorce rate "dilutes and devalues traditional marriage."

    Posted by: Tony | Jul 24, 2011 7:52:12 PM

  20. This Candy gal is Good! We need more like her.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Jul 24, 2011 7:53:10 PM

  21. Just once, I'd like to see a reporter ask a few obvious questions, things like, "Do you think gays and lesbians should be required to pay the same FICA taxes, given that widowed spouses are denied survivor benefits?" or "Do you think the country would suffer great harm if same-sex couples were allowed to file jintly?"

    Posted by: K in VA | Jul 24, 2011 7:59:22 PM

  22. So....straight couples only marry to spite gay couples, Mr. Pawlenty?

    This "argument" he puts forth reminds me of my favourite line from Alex Haley's ROOTS.... Slavery had been abolished, and the freed slaves remark on the anger of the poor whites: "Being white was all they had left"

    Pawlenty - mouthpiece for the Straight Supremacist Movement.

    My sister and her husband, and my still-married parents, they don't object to gay people marrying. Me marrying my boyfriend doesn't devalue their marriages. Why on earth do some straight people need to keep gay people from marrying in order to feel that their own lives and marriages are worth something?

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 24, 2011 8:09:26 PM

  23. I can't help but take delight in how even the most virulently anti-gay people are noticeably turning down the nasty from previous rants. They are clearly very aware that their position is becoming less and less marketable. We will see them squirming more and more with each passing interview.

    How gloriously entertaining it is to see them squirm over something they used to so arrogantly and proudly proclaim!

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Jul 24, 2011 8:12:35 PM

  24. Religious bigots will never prevail. The era of the Christian Base is coming to an end, as it should. Time and education is killing the Pawlentys, Palins, Bachhmans and Romneys of this world and you, dear reader, can help that death move along quickly. Demand your rights as a citizen of the United States. Vote every Republican out of office at every available opportunity. Don't sit back and let the other guy do it, you do it for yourself and for the rest of us.

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Jul 24, 2011 8:15:39 PM

  25. Pawlenty's "Marriage" is JUST LIKE Gingrich" "Marriage", as I have observed in very expensive,posh,public restaurants, it's Their female wife that ALWAYS WEARS THE PANTS, & Calls ALL The Shots,so it's Mrs. Pawlenty & Mrs.Gingrich that is "THE MAN" in BOTH those sham "marriages". Pawlenty & Gingrich...what a bunch of Poofters/phonies for "straight" marriage ONLY! Seeing these straight-pussy,tough-talkin' "men" get pushed around by their brass-ball straight bitches is fun! Weeeeee!!!!

    Posted by: Ronald Reagan Bush | Jul 24, 2011 8:22:48 PM

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