Saturday, January 31, 2015

Lindsey Graham, a/k/a Palmetto Queen, Wants SCOTUS to Uphold Gay Marriage Bans

If one wants an example of a closeted gay who uses his political position to harm other gays, look no farther than South Carolina GOP Senator Lindsey Graham.  Graham is such a prissy, lisping queen that I and others - I think Pam Spaulding first coined the phrase - refer to him as the Palmetto Queen.  Graham consistently supports anti-gay legislation and now is calling for the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold state marriage bans.  His own self-loathing and desire to disguise the fact that he's queer as a three dollar bill drives him to do constant damage to the lives of others.  He's a number one example of why such individuals need to be outed and I hope to Hell it happens to Graham sooner than later. The Washington Blade looks at Grahams latest anti-gay stance:

One day before comparing marriage equality to polygamy, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) added his name to the list of potential 2016 presidential contenders who are looking to the Supreme Court to uphold state bans prohibiting same-sex marriage.

Speaking to the Washington Blade in the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, Graham had little to say when asked about pending litigation before the court, but made his position clear.

“I hope the court will allow each state to define marriage within its borders,” Graham said.

Graham was cautious about endorsing a constitutional amendment planned by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that would prohibit courts from overturning state marriage laws, but expressed an openness to the measure.

Graham, who has set up an exploratory committee to evaluate a potential 2016 bid for the White House, made the comments after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed this month to hear same-sex marriage lawsuits and amid anticipation justices will hand down a nationwide ruling by the end of June.

Meanwhile, state legislators in South Carolina have introduced legislation that would cut off funds for distributing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and would allows clerks to refuse a license to same-sex couples if doing so would violate a religious belief

During the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Graham suggested a court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage would be a slippery slope leading to recognition of polygamy.

“If the Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional, it violates the Constitution for a state to try to limit marriage between a man and a woman, that’s clearly the law of the land unless there’s a constitutional amendment to change it, what legal rationale will be in play that would prohibit polygamy?” Graham asked.

1 comment:

BJohnM said...

Graham is never going to run. He's trying to make waves to get attention and money. Ms. South Carolina has started getting heat from Tea Party candidates in SC, so he needs some attention. Not to mention, he's an attention whore all by himself.

But, as much as he craves attention, I suspect he knows that the journalistic and opposition research would likely shine way too bright a light on his life. He's the kind of prude who may not have ever had sex with a man, but you can bet he wants to, and you can bet he doesn't want that much attention.