State Rep Gary Glenn Travels Back in Time to Meet Thomas Jefferson

State Rep Gary Glenn Travels Back in Time to Meet Thomas Jeffers

Pretty soon (this week, I think), the United States Supreme Court will determine whether Michigan’s 2004 ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional. When a case gets on the Supreme Court schedule, citizens and groups are free to file a brief to advocate for one side or the other. Briefs generally have no real effect on the justices themselves, but they can reveal a lot about the thinking and motivations of the people who file them.

Michigan’s current leading defender of moral righteousness, Gary Glenn, filed such a brief on behalf of the American Family Association of Michigan. In it, he clings to various questionable arguments (the majority rules of 2004 trumps the majority rules of 2015, gay marriage is a slippery slope to polygamy, etc.), but the most audacious to me was that the Founders of this nation would be on his side — it’s pretty much a direct quote from Mr. Glenn in panel 2. There is so much wrong with that, I had to send him back in time for Mr. Jefferson to, um, straighten him out.


  1. Kris said,

    April 21, 2015 @ 7:39 am

    I always marvel at how politicians think they can extrapolate what the founding fathers meant and would do in times and under circumstances that were completely unforeseeable and unimaginable to them. It’s like modern religious leaders and the holy books they interpret for their followers. I”m sure Mr. Glenn feels like he’s done a good work by filing the brief but my brief is that history will not be on his side.

  2. Monte said,

    May 17, 2015 @ 7:34 am

    You obviously do not understand Jefferson

  3. John said,

    May 17, 2015 @ 3:22 pm

    Well, Monte, perhaps not. Next time I’ll definitely go with John Adams.

  4. Gary said,

    May 17, 2015 @ 4:52 pm

    Monte you have always disappointed me

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