The GOP claims that America was founded on many things: guns, a magical sky genie, but “traditional” man-woman marriage?
That’s apparently what North Carolina Representative Renee Ellmers believes. On Monday, during a debate with Clay Aiken, she explained that she opposes basic human rights for LGBT individuals because the country was “founded on” marriage between a man and a woman.
She did not cite where the founding documents state this, or even where the Bible explicitly says opposite-sex marriages are “God’s way,” but she did take time to whine about the Supreme Court’s surprisingly level-headed decision not to hear challenges to five states’ rulings that legalized same-sex marriage.
She said that she could not predict if same-sex marriage would ever be legal in North Carolina. “I don’t have a crystal ball,” she said. “I’ve been very strong on this issue, and there again, a state’s issue. One that the federal government — although I do support defense of marriage between one man and one woman. I believe that’s what our country is founded on.”
Then, while advocating for harsh controls over marriage, she said that the government is “too intrusive in all of our lives.”
“So when it comes to civil unions, legal agreements between two individuals,” Ellmers continued, “I don’t know how legally from a constitutional perspective we can continue to interject ourselves.”
Watch this monumental display of stupidity, below: