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Jordan Ulery, New Hampshire State Rep, Defends Gay Marriage-Beastiality Connection With Satire

| by Sylvan Lane

Some staunch critics of same-sex marriage claim that it can be a gateway into legalizing bestiality or marriage amongst multiple partners. However, one New Hampshire politician accidentally used satirical articles to back up his claim in an email thread.

According to The Huffington Post:

“New Hampshire Rep. Jordan Ulery (R-Hudson) recently sent an email to other state lawmakers with references to stories about how gay marriage could lead to "multiple partners" and "animal interactions," but his argument fell flat when another lawmaker pointed out that the stories he shared were satirical.

“Miscellany Blue first reported on the email thread, which originated with a message from Rep. Jan Schmidt (D-Nashua) about gun laws. Ulery's response to the email, which Micellany Blue provided to HuffPost, argued that ‘a small infringement’ like pro-gay marriage laws or gun control laws ‘always, Always, ALWAYS lead to a greater infringement.’”

"And when we were discussing same-sex marriage people said talking about multiple partners, animal interactions made those who define marriage as a relationship between man and woman as silly and foolish," Ulery wrote in the email. "Today, however, in several states multiple partners and even bestiality have been proposed or floated as extensions."

Ulery cited an April article from The Daily Current, a news satire website similar to The Onion, entitled “Bestiality Surges Hours After New Zealand Legalizes Gay Marriage,” and a post from another satirical politics blog about a Vermont bill that would legalize bestiality, incest, polygamy and necrophilia in the state.

In April,  Rep. Louie Gomhert (R-Texas) asked, “When you say it’s not a man and a woman anymore, then why not have three men and one woman or four women and one man. Or why not, you know, somebody has a love for an animal or-? There is no clear place to draw a line once you eliminate the traditional marriage.”

Sources: The Huffington Post, ABC News