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IL Senator Kyle McCarter Tweets, Thinks Gay Marriage Will “Damage” The State

563958_342639379146913_1438903713_nThe state of Illinois gave gay residents the best Valentine’s Day gift of all today, swiftly passing the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act in the Senate even after the bill was reportedly tabled for a later date.

Most sane people are ecstatic about the advancement of LGBT rights, but grouchy GOP state Senator Kyle McCarter still seems to have a wide stick up his ass.

Sen. McCarter—who spearheaded the campaign to defeat a 2012 bill that would have strengthened LGBT bullying laws in IL—took to Facebook and Twitter in the hours after the bill for marriage equality passed in the Senate, mourning his defeat by claiming the new bill was “discriminatory towards those who hold the sincerely held religious belief that [marriage] is a sacred institution between a man & a woman” and the “damage done to the state [is] complete for today.”

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It’s pretty sad that a man in Sen McCarter’s position doesn’t realize his opposition to the bill was discriminatory in the first place, but most of the comments left on his posts are already stickin’ it to him.

By:           Queerty Editor
On:           Feb 14, 2013
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  • 12 Comments
    • queerty1958
      queerty1958

      When ever I read or hear crap like in the article, I always say: “If you don’t like gay marriage, then don’t have one!”. I did. 6 1/2 years ago. Thank you Canada, where there is marriage for everyone!

      Feb 14, 2013 at 8:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taliaferro
      Taliaferro

      His argument is specious and ridiculous in the extreme. It does not discriminate against those with religious convictions – no clergy or church will be forced to sanction a same sex union – but on the contrary, those individuals seek to discriminate against same sex couples by denying them the right to marry. There is something large and stiff up McCarter’s bum indeed – or he wishes there was.

      Feb 14, 2013 at 9:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rand503
      rand503

      It’s the same old argument — “We are being discriminated against because we can’t make the lives of gay people miserable anymore!”

      Feb 14, 2013 at 10:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra
      MK Ultra

      He is the quintessential sociopath -
      “If I can’t do harm to others, I’m not happy and my rights are restricted.”

      Feb 14, 2013 at 11:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kayakriver
      kayakriver

      just like it damaged denmark, belgium, canada, sweden, norway, yeah, because those countries are really going down the drain……….
      people are blind, you wanna be like africa or en par with the most advanced countries?

      Feb 15, 2013 at 12:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      @kayakriver: 5

      To add to what you’ve said —

      Let’s do some research.

      Let’s interview the rank-and-file, vip’s, and church folk in each of these countries and see what has happened there since legalizing marriage equality.

      The countries and the year they legalized same sex marriage —

      1. Netherlands ’01
      2. Belgium ’03
      3. Spain ’05
      4. Canada ’05
      5. S. Africa ’06
      6. Norway ’09
      7. Sweden ’09
      8. Portugal ’10
      9. Iceland ’10
      10. Argentina ’10
      11. Denmark ’12

      These are all historically and predominately Christian nations.

      I’ve heard of no reports that any of these countries are self destructing or coming apart at the seams.

      Feb 15, 2013 at 3:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley
      Harley

      Ahhh…Those poor Christian victims. If Christian’s can’t victimize then they are indeed being victimized. Where are the lions in the colosseum when you need them. I think the Romans had a good idea there.

      Feb 15, 2013 at 5:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @Harley: The christian lions are now lawyers attacking christianities protection of thousands of paedophiles in all corners of the world.

      Feb 15, 2013 at 6:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      The poor Christian victims. How DARE we oppose them wanting to have us stripped of our rights and arrested for living our lives. Those poor poor victims.

      As far as damaging the state….well Chicago’s murder rate would seem to indicate that NOT haven’t gay marriage hasn’t been to great for it.

      Feb 15, 2013 at 7:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alexoloughlin
      alexoloughlin

      This bastard believes in ex-gay ministries, strong supporter of them, so no surprise at his comments or vote. Ten years from now, LGBT organizations should go back to McCarter and ask him for factual evidence regarding the damage done to Illinois because of this law. My gut feeling is he’ll refuse to be interviewed, assuming he’s still in elected office, hopefully not.

      Feb 15, 2013 at 8:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PARKAVMAN
      PARKAVMAN

      Too many Christians, Not enough Lions.

      Feb 15, 2013 at 8:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      He appears to look weak, as though he’d cave when slimy NOM-skulls showed up to his office door with…”proposals.” I’m betting that the Haters know which ones are the weaklings and they go to them with menacing demeanors and very few options. This dork likely needs his income and cannot risk having his family become financially vulnerable. Political expedience rears up in the weaklings. He looks weak and cowardly to me.

      Feb 16, 2013 at 7:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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