Minnesota State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen (R) said that he opposes a new bill legalizing gay marriage because he believes that homosexuality is an "unhealthy, sexual addiction" (video below).
According to the Star Tribune, Gruenhagen said on Wednesday that gay people were not born gay, per the human genome map from 2003.
However, the human genome map admitted that the functions of each gene have not been determined, according to the Human Genome Project Information website.
“It’s an unhealthy, sexual addiction,” said Gruenhagen. “When we’re talking about gay marriage, we’re not talking about an immutable characteristic, like the color of your skin. The human genome map was completed in 2003 - there is no gay gene, okay? So the concept that you’re born that way, and that it’s an immutable characteristic, is an unscientific lie.”
“The facts are in on that. That’s not really disputable, and to continue to report that people are born that way simply does not line up with repeatable, observable scientific facts.”
“[The bill] would simply allow folks who so desire, who have demonstrated a lifetime of love and commitment, to get married, even if they’re a same-sex couple,” State Sen. Scott Dibble (D) said.
Republican State Sen. Dan Hall, who served as a chaplain at the Capitol and directed the Capitol Prayer Network, vowed to “go to jail before I ever perform a gay marriage to a homosexual.”