UPDATE: Maine’s Rep David Burns: Gay Marriage Is About ‘Selfish Needs’


Maine’s Rep. David Burns, quoting the Bible while testifying on the Maine House floor (rush transcript): “Marriage between one man and woman is a basic building block for society. … I don’t believe this [bill] is about love and equality. I believe this is in fact of recognition and legitimization of … a tiny segment of our society for selfish needs. … Many of us accept gay and lesbian people on their own personal merits … but we do disdain the destruction of the institution of marriage. That is what this bill is all about. … This will have a far reaching and negative impact on our children, parents, education, religion. … Please vote no on this.”