Gary Bauer is an idiot

Gary Bauer, a former Republican presidential candidate, said an amendment that would disallow same-sex marriage would not be discriminatory.

"Every culture in the world, every civilization in the world for over 3,000 years, has defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The constitutional amendment merely states that again," he said on CNN Tuesday.

I guess Gary forgot about the cultures described in the Bible (though perhaps that's why he put the "over 3,000 years" qualifier in place--that's one book he SHOULD have read), 19th century Utah, contemporary Saudi Arabia, and the numerous other cultures where polyandry and polygyny are or have been practiced. UPDATE (May 4, 2009): Bauer was even more wrong than I imagined, looking strictly at Christian marriage.