‘Meet the Press’ meets Huelskamp

Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, took his push for a federal constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage to NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. Speaking from Great Bend, Huelskamp called the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions “outrageous” and variously said “they’ve taken upon themselves to rewrite the Constitution,” “decided the desires of adults should trump the needs of children” and “attempted to short-circuit the democratic process.” Asked by host David Gregory what he has against gays and lesbians marrying, Huelskamp said that for centuries, “every major world religion has identified marriage as between a man and a woman, and that’s the simple issue here.” And forget GOP strategists who think the debate is over, he said: “There are more folks today that are opposed to abortion than support homosexual marriage. But the real issue here is: Who gets to decide? Do five justices get to decide or do the American people get to decide?”