No, it’s not an April Fool’s joke. This is real.
Over at Slate, David Weigel’s “Flashback: When Democrats Swore They Would Never Back Gay Marriage” features a video of three Senators who promised the American people they understood marriage as a sacred bond between one man and one woman. Well, they lied.
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): “I have been married for 37 years…I respect this institution and have committed my life to it with my wife.
Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY): “I believe marriage is…a sacred bond between a man and a woman….a fundamental bedrock principle that it exists between a man and woman, going back into the midst of history, as one of the founding, foundational institutions of history and humanity and civilization. And that it’s primary principle role during those milennia has been the raising and socializing of children for the society into which they are to become adults.”
Harry Reid (D-NV): “I believe marriage should be between a man and a woman….no state can force its laws on marriage on another.”