Congresswoman: gay marriage would lead to ‘pedophiles and polygamists’ marrying

Vicky Hartzler

Vicky Hartzler

Vicky Hartzler

Missouri GOP congresswoman Vicky Hartzler last week told a conference of college students that if same-sex marriages were allowed, it would lead to pedophiles and polygamists being allowed to marry.

In the secretly recorded video posted online by Right Wing Watch, Hartzler (R), uses the same tired arguements against same-sex marriage:

Why not allow an uncle to marry his niece? Why not allow a 50-year-old man to marry a 12-year-old girl if they love each other and they’re committed?

‘So pretty soon if you don’t set parameters, you don’t have any parameters at all. The license means nothing, marriage means nothing.’

Hartzler was speaking at a the Eagle Forum Collegians Summit in Washington. The Eagle Forum is an organization that promotes conservatism on college campuses.

Watch Hartzler’s comments here:

Other speakers included Reps. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)

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