Why is it, when the subject of allowing gay people to formalize their relationship through the government and have it recognized by insurance companies, health-care providers, and the state itself, people like Michele Bachmann* get all frothy and want to amend the hell out of the Constitution by offering things like Section 13: Sec. 13. Only the union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota. Any other relationship shall not be recognized as a marriage or its legal equivalent.
Which you can see would probaby have some results she wasn't looking for.
And then, when the subject of making sure that gay and lesbian students don't face discrimination in schools by passing a law against it (which of course like any law doesn't prevent the offense, but outlines enforcement and punishment) in California, Schwarzenegger says, "We have laws to protect people and I think we don't need additional laws."
More laws! Wait! No, we have enough laws! WAIT! Amend the constitution! Uh, outlaw homosexuality! Uh, WAIT! We don't have do! Do we? Uh.
I love comparing apples and oranges to make weak points. But, argh.
* That link doesn't take you to her site. It takes you to the Dump Bachmann site.