In yesterday’s debate before the House vote on the proposed amendment to ban gay marriage, Rep. Lincoln Davis (D-TN) told Congress that he opposed the ban because it didn’t go far enough, that if the United States was trying to protect marriage, then divorce should be outlawed and adultery should carry a felony punishment. Divorcees and adulterers should also not be allowed to run for office:
“Mr. Speaker, this House must lead by example. If we want those watching on CSPAN to actually believe we are serious about protecting marriage, then we should go after the other major threats to the institution. Not just the threat that homosexuals may some day be allowed to marry in a state other than Massachusetts. An elected official should certainly lead by example.”
Sound like one of those sarcastic speeches? Unfortunately, this ain’t tongue-in-cheek, folks.
Congressman: We Should ‘Prevent Those Who Commit Adultery or Get a Divorce From Running for Office’ [think progress with video]