Rep. Mike Thibodeau: ‘This Is About a Social Agenda’


Rep. Mike Thibodeau testifying on the Maine House floor (rush transcript): “Why is this the most important thing? Why now? … We’ve heard … that same-sex marriage is the equivalent of interracial marriage, which kind of shocked me … This isn’t about civil rights. This is about a social agenda, which tears at the very fabric of our society. … To the people who are on the losing side, they’ll have a petition drive, and it will be decided by the citizens of this state … To me, God is the originator of diversity, [which is] one man and one woman, because they perfectly compliment one another.”

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  • Joseph

    This isn’t a Civil Rights issue?? Where did this guy go to school? Republican U!! Of course this is a civil rights issue and when are republicans going to learn that marriage is a civil contract and therefore should be equally available to all citizens. And what about the separation of church and state, they seem to forget about that everytime they starting quoting about GOD and the Bible.
    And this rambling on about gay marriage crumbling society, has anyone taken a look at Canada lately, they have had gay marriage for years, and they seem to be having no problems other than living in peace, harmony and tolerance.

  • Tarcash

    Can people NOT bring the bible into their workplace like this please?

  • anon

    I have yet to hear even ONE rational explanation about exactly how gay marriage will “tear the very fabric of our society”.

    these opponents keep saying this, and it hasn’t happened yet, and none can give an actual example of how it will.

    what do they mean when they say that, or something like it?

    Can anyone explain it?

  • MTiffany

    “To me, God is the originator of diversity…”

    And for those of us who don’t believe in God?

  • Stef

    What I don’t understand is they act like this is some new, terrifying, undocumented experiment that no one has ever seen before. As a previous poster said, it’s been around in Canada for years. Canada’s still around and totally cool.

    And, hi, did these guys just decided that Massachusetts blew up or something? Gay marriage has been legal there for five years now. It’s still a dunctioning, normal state (despite the Redsox). It didn’t sink into the Atlantic Ocean, the citizens of the state didn’t suddenly all chocke on clam chowder simultaneously, and hello, the Redsox won the 2004 and 2007 world series (grr). Something tells me God doesn’t really hate gay marriage or Massachussetts.


  • Jerry Priori

    Jesus fucking Christ! Enough of the godbabble already. How much more of this idiocy do we have to put up with? “God is the originator of diversity?” What a schmuck.


    hi there CANADA here, yup we’re doing just lovely, gay marriage has not torn our country apart,shocking I know!! goodness, we must be regarded by some as a Godless heathen nation.. and you know what? suits me fine !!


    one other thing, what if you had some one of muslim faith on the floor of your congress spewing garbage from the Qu’ran and throwing around the name of Allah with respect to the passing of bills and laws,would that be aceptable hmmmmm probably not.. just a thought. religion is poison.

  • TANK

    These yokels are pandering to a backward coarse uneducated constituency. This is the only chance they’ll have to grandstand in their pointless careers as small time hick politicians. But this is a minority opinion in the ME house.

  • anon

    stef, as a Mets fan, I’m laughing at your vitriol aimed at the Red Sox.

  • thatguyfromboston

    I’m a little miffed that he didn’t even the Celtics or the Patriots. What gives?

  • thatguyfromboston

    please insert the word mention in the post above. thank you for your attention to this matter. I regret the error.

  • Ben

    Number of World Series the Red Sox won before Massachusetts legalized gay marriage: 0. Number they won after: 2.

    Just sayin’, people.

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