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Rep. Steve King Says Pro-Equality SCOTUS Ruling Throws America Into 'An Endless Trauma' Like Dred Scott Decision - VIDEO

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Speaking on Glenn Beck's radio program Wednesday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) warned that a Supreme Court ruling striking down state bans on same-sex marriage "throws this country into an endless trauma."

"The public will not accept a huge decision of the Supreme Court that's not a decision of the people," said King as he likened a pro-equality ruling to that of Roe v Wade and Dred Scott v Sandford. "Do they really think that they can do what they're going to do to marriage, with one decision of the Supreme Court and society is going to accept that?"

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Last month, King introduced a last ditch effort to stop the tide of equality with the "Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act" that would strip away the judicial branch's constitutional right to hear questions related to marriage. Openly gay Rep. Jared Polis later trolled King with a follow-up piece of legislation: "Restrain Steve King from Legislating Act."

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Rep. Jared Polis Proposes 'Restrain Steve King from Legislating Act' in Mockery of Anti-Gay Congressman

KingOn Wednesday we reported on Rep. Steve King's (R-IA) "Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act", a ridiculous piece of DOA and likely unconstitutional legislation which would strip away Article III of the Constitution in an attempt to prevent the Supreme Court from ruling on marriage. Article III allows federal courts to hear or decide any question pertaining to the interpretation of, or the validity under the Constitution of, any type of marriage.

King, whose legislation also prohibits federal funds from being used for any litigation in federal court, is hoping to save "traditional marriage" with this nonsense.

PolisRep. Jared Polis (D-CO) isn't having it. Polis writes:

On the heels of Rep. Steve King’s outrageous announcement Wednesday of his “Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act,” Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02) today proposed the “Restrain Steve King from Legislating Act.” The bill would prevent Steve King from abusing taxpayer dollars by substituting the judgments of the nation’s duly serving judicial branch of government with his own beliefs.

“For too long, Steve King has overstepped his constitutionally nonexistent judicial authority,” Polis said. “Mr. King has perverted the Constitution to create rights to things such as discrimination, bullying, and disparate treatment. These efforts to enshrine these appalling values as constitutional rights were not envisioned by the voters, or by King’s colleagues who must currently try to restrain his attempts to single-handedly rewrite the nation’s founding principles on a bill-by-bill basis.

“I urge the House to bring this bill to the floor. If passed, my bill would preserve the right of millions of voters in all 50 states who would prefer that Steve King refrain from legislating a role for himself in their marriage decisions.”

Touché.

 


Rep. Steve King Seeks to Strip Away the Constitution with Desperate, Anti-gay 'Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act'

In a futile last ditch effort to stop gay marriage ahead of the Supreme Court's upcoming ruling, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has introduced the Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act, The Hill reports:

KingKing’s bill strips way Article III of the Constitution, which gives federal courts the jurisdiction to hear or decide any question pertaining to the interpretation of, or the validity under the Constitution of, any type of marriage. The bill also prohibits federal funds from being used for any litigation in, or enforcement of any order or judgment by, any federal court.

King said his bill would stop the courts from “destroying traditional marriage.”

Said King, via press release:

“For too long, federal courts have overstepped their constitutionally limited duty to interpret the Constitution. Rather, federal courts have perverted the Constitution to make law and create constitutional rights to things such as privacy, birth control, and abortion.  These unenumerated, so-called constitutionally-protected rights were not envisioned by our Founding Fathers."

Previously, King claimed (much to Stephen Colbert's amusement) that gays don't deserve equal rights because homosexuality can't be "independently verified." He also claimed gays who want marriage are "promoting the idea of desecrating the Eucharist." 


Rep. Steve King Stands By 'Fabricated' Claim He Said Gays Don't Make it to Heaven: VIDEO

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After suggesting earlier this week that he wouldn't be meeting any gay people at the pearly gates in the afterlife, Iowa Rep. Steve King attempted to clarify his remarks in right-wing fashion - claiming they were "fabricated" by the media...but that he still stood by them.

Said King to Newsmax host Steve Malzberg:

“What I said was it’s between them and God. And I said what was a sin 2,000 years ago is a sin today. That was what I said. And I stand on what I said, and they’ve manufactured this and so maybe I won't meet the people that distort the truth in the next life either and I'm going to do my best to get to Heaven."

First gays, now journalists...maybe next week King can condemn to hell all those immigration activists who get on his nerves. 

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[via Right Wing Watch]

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Senator Rand Paul Bolts As Anti-Gay Rep. Steve King Insults Immigration Activists: VIDEOS

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In a video which has since gone viral, Erika Andiola and Cesar Vargas — two immigration activists advocating for the DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act — confronted Iowa Republican Representative Steve King about his anti-immigration racism.

The video has partly become viral because it also shows Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul choking down the first bite of his hotdog and then running away with his beer the instant he hears that Andiola and Vargas are immigration activists. Paul supports increasing fortifications along the U.S./Mexico border but does not “think any type of immigration reform will get out of Washington that includes a path to citizenship.”

In the video, Andiola hands her DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) card to King and offers him the chance to tear it up. The DACA card basically gives undocumented people like Andiola the ability to stay in the U.S. for two years at a time without the threat of deportation, something the Secretary of Homeland Security put into place on June 15, 2012. King voted to end the program barely a week ago.

KingIn response, King refuses, condescendingly compliments Andiola’s English-speaking ability as a way to insist that she’s distorting his words, and then offers the circular reasoning that undocumented people are “lawless” criminals who should not stay in the U.S. while trying to gain citizenship.

At 4:04 a man comes up and tries to tell the recorder that she’s not allowed to record their conversation. At 6:30 an onlooker starts repeatedly telling them to “go home.”

In 2013, King infamously said "For every [undocumented immigrant] who's a valedictorian, there's another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they've got calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert." He also supported Arizona's failed "license to discriminate" bill that would have allowed religious business owners to refuse service or employment to LGBT people.

Both openly gay Colorado Democratic Representative Jared Polis and pop singer Ricky Martin called King out for his comments.

The Huffington Post provides some of Andiola and Vargas’ background:

Vargas and Andiola are prominent immigration activists and co-directors of DRM Action Coalition, a Dreamer-led group that advocates for reform. Andiola worked for bisexual Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) last year after receiving work authorization through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but left her job in December to fight her mother's deportation proceedings. She has been in the U.S. since she was 11 years old. Vargas, who came to the U.S. at the age of 5, passed the New York bar examination but can't fulfill his goal of practicing law in the military because of his undocumented status.

Andiola and Vargas made a follow-up video during which Andiola said that King “really showed his ignorance and his hatred toward us.”

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Stephen Colbert: Please Send Gay Photos to GOP Rep. Steve King for Independent Verification — VIDEO

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Stephen Colbert is still seething over last week's religious liberty "curb stomp" by "Arizona governor and last person to see Hansel and Gretel alive" Jan Brewer.

Colbert agrees with Rep. Steve King (R-IA) that "self-professed" gays want to be refused service so they can sue people, and that the only way for gays to be protected is to have their gayness "independently verified".

So Colbert suggests that gays send photos and/or videos proving that you are gay to Steve King's office for independent verification.

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