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Rep. Jason Chaffetz Stupid Threat to Challenge D.C.’s Gay Marriage


Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican who backed Congress’ D.C. Defense of Marriage Act, is going to try to overturn marriage equality in D.C., just as he promised in May. Too bad it’s a lost cause.

As the Republican minority leader of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee, which oversees D.C., you would think Chaffetz has some pull. But given Congress has only intervened in D.C.’s lawmaking three times in the past 25 years, it would be something of a miracle if the House actually tried exercising its 30-day review period to ban marriage. That, and even Chaffetz knows it’ll be all but impossible: “It’s going to be exceptionally difficult because Democrats have us outnumbered by large amounts. Nevertheless, we’re going to try.”

Once upon a time (read: the run-up to the 2008 election( we would’ve actually agreed with Chaffetz. But that was before we learned even Democrats often willfully ignore, and sometimes impede on the rights of gay Americans. But do we expect Democrats would actually join Republicans to eliminate marriage in D.C. Well, that’s a stretch even for us.

On:           Dec 16, 2009
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    • FakeName

      His photo answers the question “What do you get when an icky elf fucks Mr. Bean?”

      Dec 16, 2009 at 1:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      Gee, a Momon politician from Utah trying to prevent gay rights….what a shock.

      Dec 16, 2009 at 1:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Katie

      Needless to say, Chaffetz has issues.

      He was a Jewish San Francisco liberal, son of Kitty Dukakis and her first husband, John Chaffetz (who wrote a book in defense of gay marriage called Gay Reality: The Team Guido Story). Young Jason moved to Utah, became a Republican, converted to Mormonism, hence the need to continually prove himself to Utah voters.

      I’ve always told my daughter I’d always stand by her, no matter what. Not sure what I’d do if she became a Republican.

      Dec 16, 2009 at 1:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      No. 3 · Katie said….
      hence the need to continually prove himself to Utah voters.

      He has a scorching case of “gayface” also, so maybe there is another reason for him to constantly be proving himself. LOL

      Dec 16, 2009 at 2:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • brian

      M O R M O N

      Dec 16, 2009 at 2:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill

      No. 1 · FakeName: Perfect! Fugly

      Dec 16, 2009 at 4:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike Licht

      Gay marriage may be legal in DC, but Oral Roberts won’t be performing any of the ceremonies.



      Dec 16, 2009 at 5:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA

      This ninny gives contraception a good name

      Dec 16, 2009 at 6:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • schlukitz

      He does look a little goofy, doesn’t he?

      Dec 16, 2009 at 8:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bunny Snuggles

      He has a look on his face like a three days constipated Regis Philbin who finally broke one loose.

      Dec 17, 2009 at 8:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • schlukitz

      LOL @ Bunny Snuggles.

      Dec 17, 2009 at 8:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA

      With friends like that who needs enemas. Now all of his problems are behind him.

      Dec 17, 2009 at 8:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • schlukitz

      No. 12 · 1EqualityUSA

      With friends like that who needs enemas. Now all of his problems are behind him.

      As Maurice Chevalier would have said “You make the joke. Huh. Huh. Huh.” ;)

      Dec 17, 2009 at 8:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA

      Nurses, we’ve got a million of them. Hi Schlukitz! I have a work run. Top o’ the marnin’ to you.

      Dec 17, 2009 at 9:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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