Chasing Amy

Amy Koch Is No Longer MN Sen Majority Leader, But Her Anti-Marriage-Equality Initiative Lives On

Minnesota has found a replacement for ex-Senate Majority leader Amy Koch, who resigned the leadership position after her adulterous affair with a staffer came to light. The gay community has been duly relishing Koch’s fall from grace earlier this month, since the two-timing GOP politician successfully spearheaded an effort to put an amendment banning same-sex marriage before voters next year.

But the new Republican leader, David Senjem, doesn’t see the irony of the situation—or, at least, he doesn’t care to address it. In an open hearing posted by the Twin Cities Daily Planet, a reporter asks Senjem if he’d reconsider the amendment, especially since the governor has requested it be ditched. “It’s way too early to talk about that,” Senjem responds. “This caucus, and certainly the House, is on record on that [topic]. In my mind… I don’t think we’re ready to consider that right now.”

Senjem seems ready to pick up all of Koch’s policy points and continue where they left off. When asked by Fox 9 News what he’ll do differently from his predecessor Amy Koch, he replied: “Maybe not a lot.”

Here’s a follow-up for Fox 9 to ask: If your wife asked you that question, would the answer be different?

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  • Cam

    Again, isn’t it hilarious how all the people that claim to want to protect marriage NEVER try to make divorce more difficult or to bring back laws that cause adulterers to get the short end of the stick in divorce settlements?

    How funny that their protection of marriage doesn’t extend beyond bigotry to anything that actually WOULD lower the divorce rate.

    Of course hypocritical bigots don’t want anything that would actually hurt THEM on the books.

  • btseven

    @Cam: Ding Ding!!

  • Chad

    Dang, we gays not only ruined her sanctimonious marriage, we ruined her career. Amazing how we have so much power over people.

  • Akula

    I think Cam definitly hit the nail on the head and we should all be writing these pro marriage groups asking them when they are going to start pushing that kind of legislation.

  • Roman

    What about the lifestyles of these Republican leaders that resemble small houses? That’s gotta be expensive to treat and a factor into why healthcare costs are out of control – among other negative consequences. Is that kind of lifestyle good for their babies and children? Nothing a Constitutional amendment couldn’t fix.

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