North Carolina House majority leader: Outlawing gay marriage is like outlawing incest
At a noon press conference in Raleigh on Tuesday, North Carolina House Majority Leader Paul “Skip” Stam said that laws that bar polygamy and incest are the same as laws that ban gay marriage. Stam was joined by fellow GOP legislators to push for a constitutional amendment on the 2012 ballot banning marriage for same-sex couples.
In audio captured by On Top Magazine, Stam responded to a question from a reporter who questioned the amendment as a government overreach, an argument often made by Republicans in opposition to other issues such as health care and the environment.
Stam said, “Well, 90 percent of all laws affect people’s lives, so that’s an argument without any content to it. … We prohibit adult incest, we prohibit polygamy. What would be their answer to that? We’re involved in people’s lives. That’s a slogan without analysis.
“What I’m saying is,” Stam went on to explain, “you cannot construct an argument for same sex-marriage that would not also justify philosophically the legalization of polygamy and adult incest.”
Republican leadership in North Carolina are pushing for a vote — on whether to put the marriage amendment on the ballot — on Sept. 12 when the General Assembly convenes a special session to take up various constitutional amendments. The press conference on Tuesday marked the latest push in that campaign.
This whack job gives Republicans another black eye. His hypocritical prejudice shines through. And his thought process is mushy mush.
gay marriage is not harming anyone. incest does. Polygamy may or may not. “Adult incest?” – I guess teenage incest is ok.
Wow we all suspected it but to hear NC house majority members actually advocating for incest is a shocker.
you go brother there is nothing more sickening then seeing two men hugging and kissing in public..enough with gays they should have stayed in the closet.BOB
“…you cannot construct an argument for same sex-marriage that would not also justify philosophically the legalization of polygamy and adult incest.”-said Brother Stam
-Oh thanx for clearing that up. Uh, but Stam my friend, I’m not aware of aware of a push by consenting adults in North Carolina for polygamy or incest……
@BOB MC DONALD, does it bother you because you find it so…..compelling? I wonder, because you seem to be drawn to the notion of “…seeing two men hugging and kissing in public”. Maybe you aren’t comfortable with your own sexuality.