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Thank you Steve Simon

Eloquent speech on the house floor in support of same-sex marriage by Steve Simon D., Minnesota House of Representatives.

excerpt:

If it’s true, that sexual orientation is innate, God-given, then what does it mean to the moral force of your argument, and I guess to put it in the vernacular, what I would ask is, how many more gay people does God have to create before we ask ourselves whether or not God actually wants them around?” [applause] How many gay people does God have to create before we ask ourselves whether the living of their lives the way they wish as long as they don’t harm others is a Godly, and Holy, and happy and glorious thing. I’ve answered that for myself. I don’t think that everyone has answered that for themselves necessarily in this room, but I’m comfortable with a society and a tradition that bends towards justice, and fairness, and wholeness, and openness and compassion, and I do think, as others have said before me more eloquently, that that’s where the arc of history is bending as well.

Posted in Socio-politics.


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