February 24, 2015 9:30 am -

Wyoming State Rep. Harland Edmonds doesn’t like gays.

…Edmonds (R) was kicked out of a House Labor, Health and Social Services meeting after proposing an amendment to a bill protecting gay and transgender people from discrimination that would make it effective when “hell freezes over,” instead of the date of July 1, the Casper Star Tribune reports.

“Many longtime observers said that while some members of the public have been tossed from committees, this was the first time they’d seen a lawmaker removed from a meeting.”

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D.B. Hirsch
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18 responses to Republican Lawmaker Kicked Out After Proposing Words ‘When Hell Freezes Over’ To Gay Rights Bill

  1. tracey marie February 24th, 2015 at 9:38 am

    It’s about damn time!

  2. Kim Serrahn February 24th, 2015 at 9:48 am

    So he should get off his ass because hell did freeze over.

  3. Mike February 24th, 2015 at 10:18 am

    OK, what am I missing? Will someone please explain to me why gays are so threatening we would shred the Equal Right’s Clause and instead specifically target them for oppression?

    • jasperjava February 24th, 2015 at 10:28 am

      I think homophobes are insecure in their sexual identity. There was a study a while back that showed that men who have the strongest Anti-gay views also tended to become most aroused when viewing gay porn.

    • arc99 February 24th, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Right wingers are never happy unless there is somebody they can discriminate against and demonize. First it was native Americans. Only good Indian is a dead Indian. But after native Americans were exterminated and the slaves were emancipated, for years it was black people. And please righties no lectures about the Democratic party of the 19th century. We all know that the Democratic party of the 19th century was the more conservative of the two major parties when viewed in today’s terms.

      After Brown v Board of Education was decided and Jim Crow started to die, we had communists lurking under every bed. Had to root them all out don’t you know. Unfortunately for the professional paranoids, America now realizes that even communists have constitutional rights. Muslims do too, so getting actual laws passed to infringe upon the rights of those groups is not feasible, no matter how much they hate communists and Muslims.

      On the other hand, gay people make a good target as there is no inherent constitutional protection. So gay people are the group du jour which has been targeted in order to continue the decades old tradition of the American right in this country. There must always be a designated scapegoat group deserving of nothing but scorn, and whose rights must be restricted or eliminated at all costs.

      That is the history of the American right in this country. And I double dare anybody who takes offense at my opinion, to point out anything in my post that is factually incorrect.

      Giuliani is entitled to his opinions, and so am I.

      • Dwendt44 February 24th, 2015 at 11:00 pm

        The ‘gay’ thing is largely about the sex part. Never mind the companionship, friendship, trust and openness, that any couple would share.

    • Bunya February 24th, 2015 at 1:28 pm

      I never understood that either. Gay marriage will have no impact on the conservatives. I mean, I don’t think their taxes will go up if two men or two women marry.

  4. EnuffBull February 24th, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Which fictional version of hell do you believe in, Edmonds?

    The fire and brimstone version never described in the bible?

    Dante’s Inferno imagines the lowest level of hell as a frozen lake, where Lucifer is stuck in the ice and keeps himself prisoner by continually flapping his wings trying to escape but instead keeps the cold air circulating there.

    However in real life: Hell, Michigan, freezes over every winter.

    • Bunya February 24th, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      That hell would be Minnesota, where the temperatures can drop to as low as -20 in the winter.

      • EnuffBull February 24th, 2015 at 1:30 pm

        Are you sure? I only know of Hell’s Kitchen area of Minneapolis, and can’t find a town in Minnesota. But Hell, Michigan definitely exists!

        • Bunya February 24th, 2015 at 2:06 pm

          You’re right. There is no town named Hell in Minnesota. My apologies.

          • EnuffBull February 24th, 2015 at 3:57 pm

            No apologies necessary. I’ve been thru MN and the Dakotas during those sub-zero double-digits, and only go in the summers now! 🙂

        • Jack E Raynbeau February 24th, 2015 at 9:39 pm

          Indeed it does. Nice place in the summer.

    • FatRat February 24th, 2015 at 2:26 pm

  5. Snick1946 February 24th, 2015 at 10:54 am

    I had always thought of Wyoming as a right wing sinkhole but maybe it’s not. I was there briefly last year and was surprised that the state’s leading newspaper had editorial comment that was moderate. Same with a couple local talk shows. I think it is still an NRA bastion but with a Libertarian bent. Glad to see they don’t tolerate this sort of childish stuff from a state legislator.

  6. tiredoftea February 24th, 2015 at 11:36 am

    It is Wyoming, so that could be the same July 1st date.

  7. nola878 February 24th, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    When hell freezes over?

    Starting to get mighty chilly in America, mofo, mighty chilly…


  8. wildwilly1111 February 25th, 2015 at 10:44 am

    MA Republican Governor Charlie Baker says that time has come and passed…