More People Can Hug Each Other

We can all learn something from someone younger than ourselves. State Senator Gronstal of Iowa had this to say about gay marriage in Iowa.

Transcript below:

One of my daughters was in the workplace one day, and her particular workplace at that moment in time, there were a whole bunch of conservative, older men. And those guys were talking about gay marriage. They were talking about discussions going on across the country.

And my daughter Kate, after listening for about 20 minutes, said to them: You guys dont understand. Youve already lost. My generation doesnt care.

I think I learned something from my daughter that day, when she said that. And Ive talked with other people about it and thats what I see, Senator McKinley. I see a bunch of people that merely want to profess their love for each other, and want state law to recognize that.

Is that so wrong? I dont think thats so wrong. As a matter of fact, last Friday night, I hugged my wife. You know Ive been married for 37 years. I hugged my wife. I felt like our love was just a little more meaningful last Friday night because thousands of other Iowa citizens could hug each other and have the state recognize their love for each other.

No, Senator McKinley, I will not co-sponsor a leadership bill with you.

(h/t dedmonds at DailyKos)

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One thought on “More People Can Hug Each Other”

  1. Good for him. We need more politicians listening to the younger generation on matters like this one.

    As he said, his marriage means a little more now, it wasn’t diminished one bit like the Tali-born again said it would.

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