Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ), who is challenging Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in the Republican primary, has declared that he supports a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage –Â because to do otherwise could lead to a man marrying a horse.
“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,'” said Hayworth, during an appearance on a Florida radio show on Sunday. “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.”The incumbent McCain has opposed a federal marriage amendment, though he has supported state-level amendments in his home state of Arizona and elsewhere. So this is another issue where Hayworth is running to McCain’s right –Â McCain opposes gay marriage, while Hayworth really opposes gay marriage.
(Via the Huffington Post)