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Rep. Jim Jordan Wants To Keep Nation’s Capital Free From Marrying Homosexuals

Though House Republicans appear willing to repeat Newt Gingrich’s disastrous strategy and bring the federal government to a screeching halt, Rep. Jim Jordan, the Ohio Republican, would like to squeeze another issue into the legislature’s busy schedule: getting rid of Washington D.C.’s gay marriage law. We already saw the (failed) effort to do this from Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz, but Jordan, the chairman of the the 176-member Republican Study Committee, has a whole new game plan.

Jordan’s first project is a draft proposal that would set up a referendum to overturn a year-old District of Columbia law recognizing marriages of gay and lesbian couples. The move comes as conservatives express a desire to move beyond a focus on spending cuts and expand the House majority’s legislative agenda to include social issues. The Supreme Court declined in January to take up a case aimed at clearing the way for a referendum to ban gay marriage in the nation’s capital. City officials have blocked the referendum on the grounds that it would violate a city human rights law.

Jordan said he expects the draft measure to draw strong support from House Republicans. He and other conservatives say they are weighing how best to promote the vote as an example of Republicans fulfilling a campaign promise. The GOP’s 2010 Pledge to America vowed that a Republican majority would “honor families, traditional marriage, life and the private and faith-based organizations that form the core of our American values.” There is little doubt that the social policy measures Jordan and the RSC have in mind would face strong opposition in the Democrat-controlled Senate and in the White House. Still, the idea of promoting such an agenda is gaining traction among House conservatives and possible GOP presidential aspirants, including former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., founder of the House’s Tea Party Caucus.

With House Speaker John Boehner already committed to spending millions of taxpayer dollars to defend DOMA in court, what’s a bit more of his energy wasted on keeping the gays out of the marriage business. Then again, given Jordan’s proposal has the support of Rep. Michelle Bachmann, Boehner would be wise to step cautiously: anything that woman touches turns into poison for everyone.

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    • SteveC

      I’m not basing this on any facts but Jim Jordan has the look of a man who enjoys raping children in his spare time.

      Is there any truth to the rumour that he is a child molester?

      Apr 1, 2011 at 5:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • james_from_cambridge

      @SteveC: I did hear that he raped and murdered a child along with Glenn Beck in 1990 but they couldn’t convict him because he fellated the entire investigative police force. So I hear. Could just be a terrible rumor but based on that serial-killer face of his, you just never know…

      Apr 1, 2011 at 8:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chimmy

      You guys heard that too?!? I heard that they alledgedly murdered 12-14 little boys.

      Apr 1, 2011 at 9:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The sane Francis

      I usually don’t partake in the whole “all homophobes are gay” thing, but when I first saw that guy’s picture, I really got the gay vibe from him. So, yeah, I wouldn’t be surprised if the media eventually picks up on reports of extra-curricular activities Mr. Jordan likes to engage in.

      Apr 1, 2011 at 9:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      So they haven’t been able to fullfill their “Jobs Jobs Jobs” promise..so it’s the old “Trott out the bigotry!” to try to geep their seats.

      Apr 1, 2011 at 9:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JusticeontheRocks

      Chances of the Senate agreeing to the referendum – zero.

      Apr 1, 2011 at 9:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PG

      One of Jim Jordan’s closeted male staffers routinely cruises the Gold’s Gym on Capitol Hill. A disgusting hypocrite.

      Apr 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tj

      He was my state senator and is now my parents congressman… has an odd fascination with wrestling and very much struck me as a closet case the few times I met him.
      No lie!

      Apr 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jim Hlavac

      Funny is, the more they come after gay folks like this the easier it will be to prove that were a minority discriminated against unfairly on the basis of belief, religion, status, free speech, and on and on. How much can we be piled on to before the courts start accepting the reality that we’re gonna’ need some sort of protection from the majority? The Supreme Court is going to have a tough time saying it’s just perfectly fine to keep passing these laws against us — and only us, as a minority. The fools. I suffer them gladly.

      Apr 1, 2011 at 12:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oprah

      Why does he have a FAT BIG MEATY NOSE,droopy, wrinkle old face, crazy a$$ big elephant ears,big gigantic possibly empty head, iiiieewww he is sooooo gross looking. LOOOOOOOOL

      Apr 1, 2011 at 8:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TMikel

      It is my considered opinion that he is afraid someone will jerk open his closet door and reveal that he is a passionate bottom who likes well endowed men to use him as the object of their lust.

      Apr 1, 2011 at 9:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Todd

      Jordan has not denied being a child rapist. Why won’t he even deny it? WHY?

      Apr 1, 2011 at 9:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BenFrankly

      If I had a nickle for every congressional page boy that this guy blew I’d be a multimillionaire. Its really a shame that he hates himself so much that he attacks gays at the same time his hands are in the page boys underwear.

      Apr 1, 2011 at 10:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BenFrankly

      Supporting hatred and bigotry; denying that we’re all one human family deserving of freedom and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, can only result in disaster, along with more fighting and bickering. When you deny gays, for example, the same rights heterosexuals have, then you become part of the problem not part of the solution. As long as you exclude a legal group of humanity because of sexual orientation nothing you say has any force of authority or certitude. Your statements become meaningless platitudes and the worst type of hypocrisy.

      I had hoped that the Republicans would not have shirked their fiscal responsibilities in favor of pursuing anti gay initiatives but since they have clearly taken that path I have to abandon them and reject their entire agenda. They were elected to put our fiscal house in order. Instead they are chipping away a few ice cubes of fiscal irresponsibility while the ice burg sinks the ship of state. In the meantime they molest congressional page boys while shouting that they want to get rid of gay marriage in the District of Columbia.

      All they are doing is ensuring the re-election of BHO. The Republicans seem to want us to get rid of the Rat in the White House by serving rat poison to everyone but the rat in the white house. Seems to me it would be better for me to have one rat in the whitehouse for 4 more years then be forced to eat the rat poison the Republicans are serving up. This is so tragic because the potential was there to save the country but no, John Boner (sic) wants to spend millions of dollars of my money to defend DOMA, a silly unnecessary law that hurts good americans. So I guess its time to give the flying fickle finger to the traitorous Republicans and vote 3rd party or libertarian

      Apr 1, 2011 at 11:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul F

      @Todd: No no no! If you’ve learned anything from faux news network, it’s not to say he did those things, but to ask, “Have you finaly STOPPED rapeing all those underage boys yet?” That way no matter how he responds, the allegation that he did it and STILL IS, sticks in the minds of the listener. If you’re going to smear someone with inuendo, always take your tips from someone who’s a professional at it, faux news network.

      Apr 2, 2011 at 10:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scribe

      where are all the normal repubs speaking up and saying this party is for the gays? I can’t hear you….

      Apr 2, 2011 at 7:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Little Man

      That’s a good idea Rep. Jordan, while people of homosexual behavior are wondering what your face brings to mind (pettiness), you are showing that Washington D.C. is not a State, and therefore depends directly on Congress for its laws – very interesting.

      While people of homosexual behavior whine about how expensive the enforcement of a “Defense of Marriage Act” (because it is currently a law), they are favoring:

      How much is giving all couples of homosexual behavior ALL the benefits of motherhood going to cost? (add to that the Federal benefits for ANY two guys who want to sign up for civil marriage, blood-related pairs, and a grandma and a minor, etc.)

      Yes, you answer the same question Pelosi.

      Fed. money is gotten from taxes from ALL States. It cannot be used to provide benefits to ANY two persons wanting to sign up for free benefits. The Feds. are broke as of now.

      “Respect of Marriage” is discriminatory. Why not subsidize all other kind of other couples, too?

      Apr 2, 2011 at 11:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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