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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.