VA Senator Compares Being LGBTQ to Incest & Polygamy
Sen. Dick Black, (R- Loudon County) has told the Prince William Times that being LGBTQ is similar to polygamy and incest and called the act not a “normal physical union.”
Here’s the clip from the PWT:
“I don’t think it can really be redefined,” said Black about marriage. “I think you can enact legislation that there’s marriage that’s not based on a normal physical union of two people but you can have people who very much desire to marry a first cousin and government says you can’t do that.”
Speaking about exclusively supporting marriage between one man and one woman, he later added that “I don’t have to justify my position because my position is justified by the entire scope of human history since the beginning of time.”
Although Black opposes both same-sex marriage and polygamy, he cast polygamy in a more favorable light than homosexuality.
“When you talk about polygamy, at least it functions biologically. I think you can make a stronger argument for that and certainly there have already been initiatives for there to say that polygamist marriages should be authorized also.”
Continuing on polygamy, Black said, “It’s just more natural” than homosexuality.
“You actually have cultures over history that have permitted it,” said Black. “You really don’t have cultures that have permitted same-sex marriage. So this is an extension and I think it would be very difficult over the long run to deny polygamist marriages if you’re saying love is the foundation” of same-sex marriages.
Black, like many other anti-equality advocates, has associated marriage with procreation, let alone shoved the legal status into a box of religious intolerance based on loose facts and personal beliefs.
Black’s bio on his campaign website flaunts his history with socially conservative issues, including the pride he swelled up with when he enacted legislation requiring parental approval for abortions, and his voting record of never supporting a tax increase.
In the rest of the article, Black says there is little hope for many social issues getting passed in the 2014 assembly because of Governor McAuliffe’s Democratic affiliation and the House’s Republican majority.
Social issues, however, are on the docket for the year – including matching bills in the House and Senate that hope to repeal the state’s marriage amendment. The Committee on Privileges and Elections will hear the Senate version of this bill and it’s republican majority does not fair well for the future same-sex marriage in the Commonwealth.
GayRVA will be there to show the committee member’s voting record on the issue.
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