Barr was swept into Congress on the GOP right-wing tsunami of 1994. He decided to make his legislative mark by going after marriage equality. “The very foundations of our society are in danger of being burned,” Barr thundered. So he authored the Defense of Marriage Act, which, at a mere two pages, packs more homophobia per word that perhaps any other federal law still on the books. Barr was well qualified to elect himself the bastion of heterosexual virtue, having been married three times and once photographed licking whipped cream off a woman at a fundraising event.
Barr has since changed his tune on marriage equality, saying it’s a matter of state rights. Not civil rights, of course.