SWEET LAND OF LIBERTY 

SWEET LAND OF LIBERTY

Well, not so sweet if Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has anything to say about it. Endorsing a constitutional amendment to ban homosexual marriages, Frist disregarded a little thing called "separation of church and state" by saying, "I very much feel that marriage is a sacrament [that should] extend and can extend to that legal entity of a union between what traditionally in our Western values has been defined as between a man and a woman." Frist implied that same-sex activities might be compared to crimes like drug use and drug trafficking and derided a Supreme Court decision overturning the Texas sodomy laws, saying the courts had no place in our bedrooms. According to Frist, that's where our "state legislators" belong. To give our elected bigot his due, state Senator Steve Cohen is cuter than Justice Sandy O'Connor and we hear he really likes to party. When asked what he thought about a constitutional ban on same-sex mar riage, Cohen was quoted as saying, "I think it's a queer amendment." We told you he was cute. On the other hand, Knoxville's less-than-progressive Rep. John J. Duncan was quoted as saying, "It's sad there is so much homosexuality in the country today." Sad? Then why do they call it gay?

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