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Gays Are Like Killer Snails

Gays Are Like Killer Snails

 

A Danish ex-MP shocked colleagues this week when she reportedly alluded to killer snails while rallying against marriage equality.

Reports Gay Star News:

A Danish politician has compared gay marriage to ‘killer snails’ during a hearing on same-sex unions on Monday (14 May).

‘Apart from the killer snail and a few other species, the world consists of males and females, and that is why the world still exists,’ said Birthe Rønn Hornbech.

Danish minister of culture, Uffe Elbæk, posted the quote on his Facebook page and, in disbelief, urged people to read the bizarre remark ‘one more time’.

The ex-MP’s comments seem to have backfired however, with a number of lawmakers commenting that she had reminded them of the amount of homophobia that still exists in the country and the pressing need to uphold the dignity of LGBTs by allowing them access to marriage.

In March of this year Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt announced plans to legalize marriage equality.

Draft legislation is expected to be introduced in the next few weeks.

Denmark’s legislation will not only allow civil marriage but will also legalize church weddings–this at the discretion of religious institutions who may wish to perform such ceremonies.

While seven European countries have legalized same-sex marriage, Denmark would join a select few — just Iceland and Sweden — in giving the Church the option to marry same-sex couples.

Polls suggest that a strong majority of Danes support allowing gay couples to marry in church.

 

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5:09PM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

ignorant and lame at best

12:08PM PDT on May 20, 2012

Dude, killer snails are awesome! Better than the Bible's comparison of people to sheep, no? And it's hardly only "killer" snails that lack a gender binary - all snails are hermaphrodites, as are a significant number of other invertebrate groups. Some frogs can switch back and forth, and whiptail lizards are all female and reproduce by cloning. Even among species which do have binary genders, lifelong heterosexual monogamy (the "ideal" as portrayed by these people) is almost nonexistent. I'm not even sure where this loon was going with the comparison.

11:57AM PDT on May 20, 2012

Oh yes, we've been called much worse! In fact, occasionally someone says we are worse than Homophobes and Politicians, and then I REALLY get mad!! This guy is obviously too big an ASS to be gay...

3:59PM PDT on May 18, 2012

Well, I'm sure we have been called worse...........

8:26PM PDT on May 17, 2012

well, being on squirmy things...what about earthworms aren't they able to mate with themselves? There's something to scare kids with...masturbate and you will get YOURSELF pregnate! Worse than hairy palms, going blind or causing acne!

7:55PM PDT on May 17, 2012

There's alot more than just male and female in our species.

5:43PM PDT on May 17, 2012

The popultion is way too large.

5:42PM PDT on May 17, 2012

The popultion is way too large.

5:19PM PDT on May 17, 2012

Actually, the world somehow still exists (at least for now) in spite of the fact that the human race consist of too many males and females who don't seem to know when to stop breeding. Who cares if most snails are hermaphroditic? At least they're not over-populating the planet.

4:55PM PDT on May 17, 2012

Thanks for posting!

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