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The marriage drama continues to unfold in the North Star state.

Amy Koch
MN State Sen. Amy Koch
Yesterday, Republican State Sen. Amy Koch, who recently resigned her leadership position over allegations the married mother had been involved in an "inappropriate relationship" with a subordinate staffer, issued a statement of apology.

Today, Minneapolis City Pages is reporting the LGBT community of Minneapolis has issued their own apology, for wrecking the family values conservative's marriage.

The letter reads:

An Open Apology to Amy Koch on Behalf of All Gay and Lesbian Minnesotans

Dear Ms. Koch,

On behalf of all gays and lesbians living in Minnesota, I would like to wholeheartedly apologize for our community's successful efforts to threaten your traditional marriage.  We are ashamed of ourselves for causing you to have what the media refers to as an "illicit affair" with your staffer, and we also extend our deepest apologies to him and to his wife. These recent events have made it quite clear that our gay and lesbian tactics have gone too far, affecting even the most respectful of our society.

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.  And we are doubly remorseful in knowing that many will see this as a form of sexual harassment of a subordinate.

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."

Forgive us.  As you know, we are not church-going people, so we are unable to fully appreciate that "gay marriage" is incompatible with Christian values, despite the fact that those values carry a biblical tradition of adultery such as yours.  We applaud you for keeping that tradition going.

And finally, shame on us for thinking that marriage is a private affair, and that our marriage would have little impact on anyone's family.  We now see that marriage is more than that.  It is an agreement with society.  We should listen to the Minnesota Family Council when it tells us that marriage is about being public, which explains why marriages are public ceremonies.  Never did we realize that it is exactly because of this societal agreement that the entire world is looking at you in shame and disappointment instead of minding its own business.

From the bottom of our hearts, we ask that you please accept our apology.

Thank you.
John Medeiros
Minneapolis MN

In truth, the Bible has some interesting words on the topic of adultery. Specifically the favorite book of the family values crowd, the very book they are so very fond of quoting all the time:
Leviticus 20:10: And the man that commits adultery with another man's wife, even he that commits adultery with his neighbor's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Polls are still open at Huffington Post asking, should Amy Koch be allowed to be married?

Originally posted to Milk Men And Women on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 11:16 AM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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