Gay Group 'Sorry' for Killing Lawmaker's Marriage

Pens sarcastic letter after affair prompts gay marriage opponent Amy Koch to quit
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 23, 2011 11:07 AM CST
Former Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch.   (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz, File)

(Newser) – After a married Minnesota state senator was caught in an "inappropriate relationship" with a male staffer, she quit her post as majority leader. And because Amy Koch was a staunch opponent of gay marriage who had pushed to amend the state constitution toward that end, the local gay community is not exactly sympathetic, notes City Pages. It issued an open letter to her with an apology—off the charts on the sarcasm scale—for ruining her marriage.

"We apologize that our selfish requests to marry those we love has cheapened and degraded traditional marriage so much that we caused you to stray from your own holy union for something more cheap and tawdry," writes a gay group leader. "It is now clear to us that if we were not so self-focused and myopic, we would have been able to see that the time you wasted diligently writing legislation that would forever seal the definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman, could have been more usefully spent reshaping the legal definition of adultery.'" BoingBoing has the full letter. (Read more Minnesota stories.)

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