A few weeks back, Minnesota State Sen. Amy Koch resigned her position as Majority Leader after news surfaced that she was — at the risk of sounding rude — engaged in an "inappropriate relationship" with a subordinate. Sorry if that came off as a little indelicate. How's this? She was boning one of her staff members.
The truly sad aspect of this story is that Koch — who is married with a child — was always such a tireless advocate of the sanctity of marriage. In fact, this conservative Republican went so far as to co-author a bill that would have (had it passed) amended the state constitution to read that "a marriage between a man and a woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in Minnesota." Genuine class.
Thankfully, the truly corrosive forces behind Sen. Koch's downfall have come forward and taken responsibility for what they have wrought. In an open letter to Koch, Minneapolis resident John Medeiros apologized on behalf of the entire Minnesota gay community…
On behalf of all gays and lesbians living in Minnesota, I would like to wholeheartedly apologize for our community's successful efforts to threaten your traditional marriage. We are ashamed of ourselves for causing you to have what the media refers to as an "illicit affair" with your staffer, and we also extend our deepest apologies to him and to his wife. These recent events have made it quite clear that our gay and lesbian tactics have gone too far, affecting even the most respectful of our society…
It is now clear to us that if we were not so self-focused and myopic, we would have been able to see that the time you wasted diligently writing legislation that would forever seal the definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman, could have been more usefully spent reshaping the legal definition of "adultery."
Well, at least they see what they've done, and hopefully they all learned a valuable lesson. Though, I have this nagging feeling that there's someone else who still needs to take some responsibility for this.
Oh, I know who it is: the atheists. I'm sure they're involved in this somehow or other.
(via Friendly Atheist)
Tags: LGBT, Minnesota, State Legislature