A Republican lawmaker in New Mexico recently cited one of the world’s most famous pederasts to argue against legalizing same-sex marriage.
In a blog post published last week, New Mexico state Sen. Bill Sharer (R-Farmington) explained his opposition to same-sex marriage. He claimed that marriage had always been between a man and a woman, even before the rise of the Judeo-Christian tradition in the Western world.
“Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) married a Bactrian woman – modern day Afghanistan. Alexander may have engaged in homosexual activity, but he married a woman,” he wrote. “He directed his officers to stop ‘whoring’ around and find a local woman to marry.”
Sharer also cited the philosopher Aristotle, the Chinese thinker Confucius, and the traditions of Native American tribes to argue that marriage was solely between a man and a woman.
“Sex between a man and a woman produces babies – society needs babies – babies need both moms and dads,” he wrote.
Sharer on Monday vowed to prevent the Dona Ana County Clerk’s office from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. He has also unsuccessfully pushed to ban same-sex marriage in New Mexico.
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