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Politician invents a truly original argument against gay marriage & Twitter is obsessed

For years now, homophobic gasbags have had a problem: Every ridiculous argument they come up with against same-sex marriage is eventually pitted against facts and reality.

And would you believe it? None of them hold.

Everything from “but the Bible says,” to the “slippery slope,” to “won’t someone think of the children?!” was eventually destroyed by reason or science.

And the public has taken note. The most recent Pew Research polling puts support for marriage equality around 62% in America, and that number only stands to keep climbing.

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It’s a similar story in Australia, where 61.1% of respondents voted “yes” to legalizing same-sex marriage.

So what’s a homophobe to do when every last argument against marriage equality is utterly deflated?

Get creative!

Noted antigay Australian lawmaker Bob Katter was understandably upset by the landslide support for same-sex marriage in his country.

Far, far less understandable, though, is his latest argumentative stance against the march of progress.

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“I mean, y’know, people are entitled to their sexual proclivities,” he told a reporter. “Let there be a thousand blossoms bloom, as far as I’m concerned.” (Um, OK.)

Then the look on his face went icy cold, as he managed to deliver this line without breaking:

“But I ain’t spending any time on it, because in the meantime, every three months, a person is torn to pieces by a crocodile in North Queensland!”

As the news clip cuts back to the studio, all four hosts give Katter’s position the respect it deserves: none.

Watch below:

And over on Twitter, peolpe can’t get enough:

Bonus: here’s a clip of Katter getting utterly destroyed in a debate on same-sex marriage.