Absurd Comments on Same Gender Marriage

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Courtesy of McCain Challenger J.D. Hayworth

March 15, 2010 - ( - J.D. Hayworth, self proclaimed 'Republican Conservative', challenging Senator John McCain for his Arizona seat, likened same gender marriage to marring a horse on an Orlando Florida radio station. Sunday’s equine gay comments may ultimately hurt his political career. Hayworth’s radio comments played on fear, bias and prejudice and not fact.

On Sunday, the Arizona conservative Republican was guest on Orlando, Florida’s radio station WORL.  J.D. Hayworth said, "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 continued explain to the AM radio audience, "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."

Lacking from Hayworth’s comments on the Florida AM radio station on Sunday were facts on the Massachusetts Supreme Court backing for equality in marriage. The 2003 Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling struck down a ban on gay marriage and defined marriage as "the voluntary union of two persons as spouses, to the exclusion of all others." The Massachusetts ruling did not include “emotions” or a “horse”. J.D. Hayworth’s comparison of same gender marriages to men coveting a horse was over human and biblical portions of any equal rights initiative and lacked any foundation outside of creating unfounded old-age fear. J. D. Hayworth's admitted his comparison was, "absurd", yet he spoke them anyway.

Hayworth’s radio argument on Sunday in 2010, had hues of the fear brought to the California courtrooms of Andrea Perez (white) and Sylvester Davis (black) in 1948. Andrea and Sylvester were two persons of different skin colors and were denied a marriage license from the Los Angeles City clerk because they did not have the same color. The Supreme Court ultimately ruled on the side of American and human rights; in favor of Andrea and Sylvester. Gay and Lesbian United States citizens are not asking for anything more than Andrea and Sylvester did; equality in their committed relationships.

As of this publishing, J.D. Hayworth’s political website has raised over $237.000 to his “Million Dollar March” to usurp Senator John McCain. The "Million Dollar March" was an absurd marketing spin on marches for equal rights in the last four decades for human rights in the US, marches were for equal rights and not to deny rights.  

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