Wisconsin GOP candidate: Marriage equality will lead to sisters marrying sisters

By Tom Boggioni
Monday, June 30, 2014 9:51 EDT
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An attorney running for Wisconsin’s Third U.S. Congressional seat told a ‘Meet the Candidate’ forum that she believes marriage equality will lead to legal incestuous marriages.

Karen Mueller, of Chippewa Falls, decried a recent federal ruling striking down Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban and warned of sisters marrying each other, according to the Tomah Journal.

Mueller argued that two people who wished to get married because they are committed to each other could extend to family members who seek the approval of the state.

“We’ve got, for instance, two sisters, and these two sisters want to get married,” Mueller said. “They love each other. They are committed to each other. They want to spend the rest of their life together.”

Mueller added that the sister’s attorney could make the case for marriage by saying, “We can just do away with that state law the same way we did away with sodomy laws.”

Mueller added, “Once you do away with that, you reveal what is really going on here.”

The candidate, who calls herself a Christian and “conservative constitutionalist” on her website, said legal cases about marriage should be about the financial aspects of the partnership and not about love.

Mueller also dismissed the idea that banning same-sex is discriminatory saying, “They can get married. They just can’t get married to each other.”

Same sex marriages in Wisconsin are temporarily on hold pending appeals.

Tom Boggioni
Tom Boggioni
Tom Boggioni is based in the quaint seaside community of Pacific Beach in less quaint San Diego. He writes about politics, media, culture, and other annoyances. Mostly he spends his days at the beach gazing at the horizon waiting for the end of the world, or the sun to go down. Whichever comes first.
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