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GOP Lawmaker: ‘My Heart Breaks’ Because Thousands Of Same-Sex Couples Will Be Able To Marry

by David Badash on May 10, 2013

in Marriage,News,Politics,Religion

Rep. Peggy Scott says her “heart breaks” because thousands of Minnesota same-sex couples will soon be able to marry. The Republican state lawmaker, serving her third term in the House, was weeping after her colleagues voted by a wide margin, 75-59, to pass a same-sex marriage bill, just six months after voters defeated an attempt to write anti-gay discrimination into their state constitution ban banning same-sex marriage.

“My heart breaks for Minnesota,” Rep. Peggy Scott told the Star-Tribune:

“It’s a divisive issue that divides our state,” she said, wiping tears from her eyes as she stood on the House floor after the vote. “It’s not what we needed to be doing at this time. We want to come together for the state of Minnesota, we don’t want to divide it.”

Scott belongs to a non-denominational Christian evangelical church that believes the Bible was written directly by God, believes in the Rapture, and believes everyone is a sinner by choice.

The bill is set for a vote in the Senate on Monday, where advocates believe they have an even better chance of passage.

Minnesota’s Democratic governor Mark Dayton will sign the bill into law if it passes the senate, making Minnesota the twelfth state to afford marriage rights to same-sex couples, and the first midwestern state to do so legislatively.

Rep. Scott did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Hat tip: TPM

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edwardDPadilla May 12, 2013 at 5:40 pm

My heart was breaking when self-loathing conservative women were agreeing that a woman's body could "shut down" if experiencing a 'legitimate' rape – my heart broke when women like Peggy Scott were demanding that a rapist's child be brought to term – My heart breaks every time they say it's what the bible wants, but the bible clearly says this woman has no right to speak (1TIM 2:12) because I learned hypocrisy from women like her –
So, Peggy Scott – God has spoken, and said: Shut up, drama queen –

LEAH2526 May 13, 2013 at 4:32 pm

You mean Piggy Scott

PaulUK2901 May 12, 2013 at 5:50 pm

It always the same with religious zealots, they actually think people give a sh*t about their beliefs. She should resign, sod off home and wait for her god to come and get her.

FnPauli May 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm

 My god…the horror! Next thing you know Jews will be marrying Christians; Blacks marrying Whites; Protestants marrying Catholics or even….dare I say it Minnesotians may actually marry Wisconsinites. To arms, to arms…chicken little was right…..OR….. as Emily Litella might say…."Never Mind". – Hey piggy (expletive deleted) what side of history will you be on?

LEAH2526 May 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm

No she'll want all the Jews to be forced convert to Christianity like they did during the Spanish Inquisition. If you didn't convert they killed you

LEAH2526 May 13, 2013 at 4:23 pm

She should worry more about the Muslims who want Sharia in her state then the Gay community

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