Monday, March 15, 2010

J.D. Hayworth: If U.S. Allows Gay Marriage, "If You Really Had Affection For Your Horse, I Guess You Could Marry Your Horse"

Posted By on Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 2:44 PM

Republican J.D. Hayworth, the former congressman seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. John McCain, presents an entirely new idea about horsing around.

Huffington Post reports:

Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) primary challenger, former Arizona congressman J.D. Hayworth, warned this past weekend that the same-sex marriage decision handed down by the Massachusetts Supreme Court is so loose in its logic and wording that it could lead to a man marrying his horse.

Appearing on Orlando, Fla. radio station WORL on Sunday, the Arizona conservative had what could be described as a Rick Santorum "man on dog" moment.

"You see, the Massachusetts Supreme Court, when it started this move toward same-sex marriage, actually defined marriage -- now get this -- it defined marriage as simply, 'the establishment of intimacy,'" Hayworth said. "Now how dangerous is that? I mean, I don't mean to be absurd about it, but I guess I can make the point of absurdity with an absurd point — I guess that would mean if you really had affection for your horse, I guess you could marry your horse. It's just the wrong way to go, and the only way to protect the institution of marriage is with that federal marriage amendment that I support."

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