He's Pennsylvania State Senator John Eichelberger (R-PA-30th).
He says he's all about "integrity."
Here's how he defines that:
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(What? Nothing about putting prayer back in schools and kicking out them there foreigners?)
Well, at least we know that he's serious about #4 on his pledge because he introduced an amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution to ban same-sex marriage (it's just not good enough for him that PA law already defines marriage as being between a man and a woman).
Eichelberger said in this interview, ''[This is] not an anti-homosexual bill.''
If despite that, you're still somehow convinced that Mr. Integrity First is "anti-homosexual," you'll be happy to know that he believes in allowing teh gays to exist!
Here he is debating State Senator Daylin Leach (D-PA-17th) who introduced a bill to allow same-sex marriage:
Leach: Should our only policy towards [same-sex] couples be one of punishment, to somehow prove that they’ve done something wrong?Mighty gracious of him if you ask me!
Eichelberger: They’re not being punished. We’re allowing them to exist, and do what every American can do. We’re just not rewarding them with any special designation.
You can read more of his brilliant thoughts on same-sex marriage here and you can hear the entire radio debate here.
You can sign a petition at Keystone Progress here.
And, you can do as Sue @ Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents suggests:
I think you need to do more. You need to call YOUR Senator today or Monday and raise the roof over this outrageous comment. Here's the link to find your Senator. I called Senator Fontana and demanded he address this with Senator Eichelbeger and the Republican and Senate leadership. No way is this okay. I do not exist at the whim of Pennsylvania's Republicans or the hatemongerers masking as the ardent defenders of marriage.But for the sake of real integrity, DO SOMETHING!