Sunday, June 29, 2003

Senator "I'll Treat The Kitty Kindly"
Frist tells ABC TV that he's in favor of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. "I very much feel that marriage is a sacrament, and that sacrament should extend and can extend to that legal entity of a union between — what is traditionally in our Western values has been defined — as between a man and a woman. So I would support the amendment."

The proposed amendment reads

"Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution nor the constitution of any state under state or federal law shall be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups."

But wait. He wants a Consititutional amendment but he also wants it decided at the state level.

He also said ""Generally, I think matters such as sodomy should be addressed by the state legislatures," Frist said. "That's where those decisions — with the local norms, the local mores — are being able to have their input in reflected. And that's where it should be decided, and not in the courts."

Hrm. One might get the idea that he doesn't have core values but chooses whatever pragmatic road he thinks the traffic will bear. I guess in the culture wars the ends justify the means. Just like in medical school.

(Oh, if any of you don't know Senator Frist's history, when in medical school he "went to animal shelters and pretended to adopt the cats, telling shelter personnel he intended to keep them as pets. Instead he used them to sharpen his surgical skills, killing them in the process". For more, and in case you don't believe me, see GOPUSA.)

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