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Lawmaker Cries on House Floor, Upset Gays Might Be Able to Marry: 'My Heart Breaks for Minnesota'

ScottTears were shed for equality in Minnesota this week, but some were not of the joyful kind.

One Minnesota lawmaker is taking the state's expected passage of marriage equality very hard.

"My heart breaks for Minnesota," said a Rep. Peggy Scott, R-Andover. "It’s a divisive issue that divides our state,” she said, wiping tears from her eyes as she stood on the House floor after the vote. “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."

The Washington Post interviewed House Speaker Paul Thissen on this week's vote:

I did not (know I would get Republican support on the bill). I had an inkling we might, but we didn’t call the vote until we knew we had the votes on our side...I think it’s hugely significant, because it shouldn’t be a partisan issue. And nationally, it’s really not. There are so many Republicans across the country that do support moving in this direction. And so what that means, for the state, for the conversation we’re having, is that it has moved beyond being a partisan issue to being an issue about Minnesotans and their freedom and equality. And I think that’s hugely important.

The Senate has scheduled debate to begin at 12 pm (1 pm ET) on Monday.

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  1. My heart breaks for her hair.

    Posted by: David Groff | May 11, 2013 10:24:30 AM

  2. She looks a bit like Christine Baranski, playing a f*cking idiot, in a bad wig. And her comments are moronic. If you don't want to "divide" Minnesota then stop being so divisive about the civil rights of a group of people and keep your Sky Fairy BS where it belongs, far away from government.

    Posted by: Caliban | May 11, 2013 10:26:29 AM

  3. I hope because the gays are able to get marry, she will keep crying for the rest of her life. Drink plenty of water as you will need them for re-hydration.

    Posted by: PE | May 11, 2013 10:31:53 AM

  4. Like Rick Warren, she'd sooner see her own kids led down the aisle in a casket than alive and happy and on the arm of someone of the same sex.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 11, 2013 10:32:24 AM

  5. more anti-gay christian lies. she doesn't want to divide the state? she was one of the sponsors of the amendment banning ssm!

    Posted by: candide001 | May 11, 2013 10:32:26 AM

  6. Shouldn't she be just house wife and let her husband to decide political issues? (I know this is a cheap reponse.)

    Posted by: Matt26 | May 11, 2013 10:39:36 AM

  7. Now there's a wig you can set your watch by.

    Posted by: BZ | May 11, 2013 10:39:47 AM

  8. Letter I just sent to my hometown newspaper:

    Representative Peggy Scott is getting a lot of press about her weepy reaction to the House's vote in favor of marriage equality. She said that her "heart breaks for Minnesota" over this "divisive issue that divides our state." She also said: “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." Perhaps she needs to be reminded that she had no such qualms about dividing our state in favor of her own interests when she co-authored the Marriage Amendment in April 2011.

    Posted by: Zeke Rice | May 11, 2013 10:51:19 AM

  9. My heart breaks to the point of tears just looking at that awful hair.

    Posted by: Glenn | May 11, 2013 10:54:26 AM


    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | May 11, 2013 10:57:25 AM

  11. She should be impeached for such an outrageous behavior, there shouldn't be place in politic for emotionally unstable people, I think is a serious issue

    Posted by: MArk | May 11, 2013 11:03:10 AM

  12. A HOT MESS. Minus the hot.

    Posted by: Will | May 11, 2013 11:06:19 AM

  13. The poor bimbo; she's like the bigoted right-wing version of Julie Hagerty in Airplane.

    Posted by: Ernie | May 11, 2013 11:13:51 AM

  14. So in her mind, telling some citizens of Minnesota that their families are inferior and unworthy of recognition will bring Minnesota together?

    Posted by: Eddie | May 11, 2013 11:14:00 AM

  15. I love how all of these Republicans say we can't divide the state yet they had no qualms about pushing for a marriage ban.

    Posted by: Kevin | May 11, 2013 11:25:42 AM

  16. Well, yes, her is broken. It has to be when you are filled with so much hate.

    Posted by: homer | May 11, 2013 11:26:33 AM

  17. My heart breaks for her children.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | May 11, 2013 11:27:53 AM

  18. obviously, she knows no one queer. the hair says it all.

    Posted by: normadesmond | May 11, 2013 11:28:37 AM

  19. Her heart may be breaking but her hair remains sturdy.

    Posted by: Dana | May 11, 2013 11:30:20 AM

  20. My heart breaks for that hair. She clearly needs a gay friend. LOL

    Posted by: BearlyBob | May 11, 2013 11:34:34 AM

  21. Oh brother, is Michelle Bachmann her cousin?

    Posted by: Tom | May 11, 2013 11:36:41 AM

  22. @Tom, exactly what I thought, is she Michelle Bachmann 2.0?

    Posted by: RONTEX | May 11, 2013 11:40:16 AM

  23. That is Good Xtian Woman Hair/out in public version. Yes, she ought to be at home with her children. I'm surprised her husband allows such things. It may have the veneer but can't be a TRULY Xtian household.

    Posted by: gregorybrown | May 11, 2013 11:43:51 AM

  24. Now her heart will match her mind.

    Posted by: Timzilla | May 11, 2013 11:46:03 AM

  25. Does anyone know how many votes the Senate need on Monday? and if so, how many confirmed votes do they have?

    Posted by: nn | May 11, 2013 11:52:52 AM

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