MN Council Member Opposes Domestic Registry, Calls LGBTs “Weird Little Group”

Each week, Queerty picks one blowhard, hypocrite, airhead, sanctimonious prick or other enemy of all that is queer to be the Douche of the Week. Have a nominee for DOTW? E-mail it to us at [email protected]


Today’s Douche of the Week comes courtesy of Queerty reader Matt and Minnesota Independent reporter Andy Birkey. Matt turned us on to Andy’s article about the Inver Grove Heights city council and its decision to reject a proposed domestic-partner registry.

Because God forbid those horrible Sodomites get discount admission to the zoo like good Christian couples do!

There were plenty of villains in this small-town story: There was anti-registry resident Bill Kostner, who told the council, “this issue has nothing to do with the growth of Inver Grove Heights, its fiscal base [or] the safety of the community for its citizens.” There were the cowardly council members who silently voted down the measure, even though several community members demonstrated its clear benefits to the area.

But the real  douche in this scenario has to be council member Dennis Madden, who seemed to foam at the mouth over the very idea of LGBT couples and thought the town’s policies should be in line with the anti-marriage-equality amendment appearing on the ballotnext year.

“I’m getting a little tired of seeing the standards and morals of this country going down the tubes and the political correctness that’s allowed and I think it’s a disgrace to our community, our state and our country.”

“I’m tired of these weird little groups that do all these strange things. I’m fed up with that. Whatever you do in your private life is your business, but don’t ask me to come along and approve it.”


You know, we think Madden and the gay community actually have something in common: Each is waiting for the other to just hurry up and die already.

All together now: What a douche!

Oh, and, Rosemary Piekarski Krech, the lone council member who voted in favor of the registry? You’re getting a Christmas card from us this year.

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  • Little Kiwi

    he also totes misses Segregation.

  • Michael

    Weird little groups? This coming from a hypocritical idiot who is no question about it RELIGIOUS yet he thinks he can hate people spew vile at them for being different. Then pray every night to his GOD as if hes a perfect little angel who can be forgiven and absolved of HIS sins? Dumbass people like him are the weird ones and the hypocritical narrowminded ones as well.

    This moron probably masturbates then asks his GOD for forgiveness.What a fucking joke on so many levels these people are like him.

  • Jim Hlavac

    Who’s asking for his approval? Seems like we just want to be able to access laws like anyone else. Even stranger — the whole country is filled with “weird little groups” — why, that seems the whole point of the nation.

  • the crustybastard

    Here’s this asshole’s logic:

    Homosexuals shouldn’t get a discount at the zoo due to their private bedroom behavior.

    But heterosexuals should.

    Because all heterosexual sexual behavior is approved by everyone.

    So there you have it. The nice young lesbian moms should pay full price for their family while the wife-swapping, bukkake-exhibitionist married couple should get a break.

    It’s what Baby Jesus wants.

  • Little Kiwi

    it’s like Donald Trump claiming to favor “traditional marriage”

    does that mean if i marry my boyfriend, make him my husband, and then cheat on him with another man that I then fly to where my husband and our family are vacationing (so i can bone them both at the same time without my husband knowing) that he’ll approve? what if i then marry the guy i’m having the affair with, but divorce him before 10 years has passed so i don’t have to pay that much in a settlement, then i marry a supermodel?

    because that, apparently, is what defines Tradition to The Trump.

  • blatherer

    When did the word gay get banned on this site? Homosexual couples are now labeled LGBT couples?

  • Kenny

    When will Queerty nominate itself for this award? Plenty of its articles would qualify.

  • David Ehrenstein

    I can hear the toe-tapping from here.

  • Ogre Magi

    typical christian crap

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  • Queer Supremacist

    @the crustybastard: And now that you mentioned Jesus, how can anyone take the words of someone who worships a convicted felon seriously?

  • open christian


    I find it a little “queer” that hate mongering and hypocrisy can only be seen on one side.

    OK for this:
    Each week, Queerty picks one blowhard, hypocrite, airhead, sanctimonious prick or other enemy of all that is queer to be the Douche of the Week.

    but say your part of a “weird little groups” and the Hate comes out.


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