It’s unclear whether her faith or belief in fiscal responsibility are the bigger reason Wisconsin lieutenant governor candidate Rebecca Kleefisch, the running mate of Republican Scott Walker, supports the state’s gay marriage ban, but she sure talks a good game. In an interview with a radio station, she told listeners: “This is a slippery slope. In addition to that at what point are we going to be okay marrying inanimate objects? Can I marry this table or this, you know, clock? Can we marry dogs? This is ridiculous, and biblically, again, I’m going to go right back to my fundamental Christian beliefs marriage is between one man and one woman.” But that was totally taken out of context!
Speaking to students at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, she insists, “I was talking about the slippery slope and what we would have to do in legislation in order to define and redefine and keep defining what marriage is. If I sounded insensitive, that’s wrong.”
So to recap: Kleefisch, whose campaign hasn’t focused on LGBT equality much at all, doesn’t want to have to legalize same-sex marriage because it’s very expensive, and because of all the clauses lawmakers would have to insert to prevent men and women from getting hitched to the devices that wake them up in the morning. [Fox 6 Now]