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Illinois Lawmaker Says Gays are 'Disordered' and 'Trying to 'Weasel Way Into Acceptability' - AUDIO


Illinois Rep. Jeanne Ives (R) spoke with the Catholic Conference of Illinois in a radio interview and laid out the reasons why she's not going to vote for marriage equality.

Because gays have "disordered relationships" and "they’re trying to weasel their way into acceptability" so they can influence children in schools.

Said Ives:

"They're trying to redefine marriage. It's a completely disordered relationship and when you have a disordered relationship, you don’t ever get order out of that. So I’m more than happy to take a 'no' vote on the issue of homosexual marriage."

She added:

"I'm more than happy to stand up and take a courageous vote here on this issue because it's the right thing to do. Essentially what they’re trying to do is not just redefine marriage, they’re trying to redefine society. They’re trying to weasel their way into acceptability so that they can then start to push their agenda down into the schools, because this gives them some sort of legitimacy. And we can’t allow that to happen. The rights to marriage, it's really a natural right.  It’s the natural right of the child to be with both parents, either in an adoptive nature or in a biological nature. To not have a mother and a father is really a disordered state for a child to grow up in and it really makes that child an object of desire rather than the result of a matrimony."

Meanwhile, Capitol Fax is reporting that marriage equality is still 12 votes shy of having the votes to pass. And a vote could come any day now.

While we're not sure you're going to convince a wingnut like Ives you can still call your lawmakers, Illinoisans. And find out how to do so HERE.

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  1. I don't know why this woman thinks only heterosexual parents can raise a child. As long as their parents love them and take good care of them, they won't care if the parents are straight, gay or whatever. Children need a safe, supportive, loving enviroment to become the best adults they can be and gay parents can do that just as well as straight ones. Maybe better.

    Posted by: Charles Walker | Mar 13, 2013 8:55:00 PM

  2. Unbelieveable. Nobody is trying to "weasel their way" into anything.

    Posted by: | Mar 13, 2013 9:07:33 PM

  3. I do not like the words that she uses but in many ways I find the content acceptable. She is entitled to her opinion. Marriage is a natural and religious construct. There should be equal rights, that does not have to mean marriage.

    Posted by: J | Mar 13, 2013 9:12:49 PM

  4. J, huh? how would one grant equal civil marriage rights with out using the word and so that EVERYONE understood that ALL the same rights are conferred? Remember, the word "marriage" is in legal documents, you can't go back and change ALL the legal documents to have two or more words describing THE SAME THING. So, what word would you use that is equal to marriage to grant equal marriage rights? What word is that? Civil Unions are not equal, Domestic Partnership is not equal. What work equals "marriage" in it's meanings and legal content?

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Mar 13, 2013 9:28:19 PM

  5. I'm sorry they don't have email addresses on the IL house website...I'd like to give this piece of work a piece of my mind!

    Posted by: Bill | Mar 13, 2013 9:29:41 PM


    Posted by: Joe | Mar 13, 2013 9:34:20 PM

  7. High school gym teacher reject. And LESbian, no?

    Posted by: Macguffin54 | Mar 13, 2013 9:35:05 PM

  8. Oh come on! She's a big ole dyke!!!
    And I mean that is the best possible way.

    Posted by: Susan | Mar 13, 2013 9:38:37 PM

  9. If it's only 12 votes away let it happen. Why force or "weasel" people into deciding the outcome? Because you are trying to get marriage any way you can. It's obvious at this point. It's not about marriage it's about spite.

    Posted by: Spite | Mar 13, 2013 9:39:10 PM

  10. Everyone is a dyke. Who would want to be a dyke? You'll have to do better.

    Posted by: Spite | Mar 13, 2013 9:41:30 PM

  11. What amazes me is that this vain, clueless, vapid and bigoted woman thinks she is entitled to be a judge of me or my partner or our lives. I would be shocked if she has a GED. My cat's litter box is less offensive than this witch.

    Posted by: candideinnc | Mar 13, 2013 9:52:30 PM

  12. ummmm,
    I'd be more concerned with your leisure suit. The 70's called and they want it back.

    Posted by: tim | Mar 13, 2013 10:12:14 PM

  13. That is one sick and "disordered" woman. Shame.

    Posted by: SoLeftImRight | Mar 13, 2013 10:42:19 PM

  14. She's a West Point grad, and she looks like a cocktail waitress on an oil rig. Enough said.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Mar 13, 2013 11:02:22 PM

  15. Let's make her gay - like us. Then she would have to be evil. Why use gay women against us? Not everyone is a closet case. It's the first impulse to make an adversary gay. That means you're all F-ed up.

    Posted by: Jake | Mar 13, 2013 11:04:54 PM

  16. Jake - you are well intentioned, but you haven't lived enough. (probably) Most people who make a point of being publicly anti-gay are using their positions to beard for them. Not all of them, but most of them. I can't tell you how many Baptists and Fundies I've met who scream closet case in every aspect of their personae. The only way they can cope with the lie they live is to hate people who are living the truth. The whole reason many cafeteria Catholics won't adopt their elders' anti-gay hysteria is that they realize that they didn't choose their sexuality, and, obviously most gay people didn't choose theirs either.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Mar 13, 2013 11:15:00 PM

  17. And, in fact, I'd argue that with politicians and ministers, there's a perverse kind of "therapeutic incentive." (Perverse means willfully wrong, not necessarily the more extreme perverted. Though in the grand scheme of things, fostering hate is both.) They are partly driven to become politicians to destroy the very thing they long to destroy in themselves.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Mar 13, 2013 11:18:50 PM

  18. Straight people redefined marriage long before we got near it, and she--duh--has no rational reasoning, just pure bigotry. When the Constitution is on your side, you don't have to "weasel." History will decide who the real weasels are, and one will have a blond shag with bangs and an unnatural interest in depriving others of civil liberties.

    And, yes, accusing openly gay people of being disordered while speaking with a Catholic Conference is ironic beyond words.

    Posted by: Ernie | Mar 13, 2013 11:24:16 PM

  19. Using gay accusations to insult homophobes is the height of internalised homophobia...but it is interesting to read the stereotypical lesbian insults that so many of you guys are dishing out. Inreresting but pathetic.

    Posted by: pedro | Mar 13, 2013 11:24:22 PM

  20. Even though she says reprehensible language we should limit our use of the word c***. Women including lesbians and straight female allies get repulsed by us using it.

    Primary her in 2014. Register more voters in her district against her. Make her spend more money to run next term.

    Posted by: Matt Munson | Mar 13, 2013 11:25:16 PM

  21. Dyke. Big time.

    Posted by: Frank | Mar 13, 2013 11:27:03 PM

  22. Enjoy your time on the throne honey, cause the last days were your best.

    Disordered? Is there anything more disordered than posing for a GlamourShots pic?

    Posted by: bkmn | Mar 13, 2013 11:28:07 PM

  23. Pedro, these people (Rekers, Haggard, et al) are the height of internalized homophobia, not us. Life isn't a bed of with it.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Mar 13, 2013 11:48:38 PM

  24. "Even though she says reprehensible language we should limit our use of the word c***. Women including lesbians and straight female allies get repulsed by us using it."

    This I agree with.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Mar 14, 2013 12:14:01 AM

  25. Ugh. Why do we allow lion's food to talk?

    Posted by: Bravo | Mar 14, 2013 12:44:43 AM

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