In Minnesota, the state Senate Majority Leader, Republican Amy Koch, recently resigned from her post after getting caught in the middle of a sex scandal. It appears Koch, who is married, engaged in an “inappropriate relationship” with a subordinate staffer.

Yesterday, Koch received a stinging “apology” from Minnesota’s LGBT community. (thanks to reader J.W.)

The gay and lesbian community of Minnesota has issued a letter of apology to recently resigned Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch for ruining the institution of marriage and causing her to stray from her husband and engage in an “inappropriate relationship.”

“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,” reads the letter from John Medeiros. “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.”


Clearly, this is pretty brutal, but let’s not overlook a key detail: Koch has supported a state constitutional amendment to prohibit gay marriage in Minnesota. She was the one who said she wants to protect traditional marriage against those rascally gays who want equal rights.

As best as I can tell, Koch has not responded to John Medeiros’ “apology.” Go figure.

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