GOP candidate sorry for comparing gay marriage to marrying a dog

October 31st, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Wisconsin (US), Oct. 31 (ANI): Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in Wisconsin Rebecca Kleefisch has apologized for the anti-gay comments she had made earlier this year.

It may be recalled that she compared gay marriage to marrying a table…or a dog.

She was talking to WVCY, a local Christian station while discussing her opposition to domestic partner benefits for gay state employees, the New York Daily News reported.

After being slammed by gay rights organizations and bloggers who recently turned up the interview from earlier in the year, the 35-year-old apologized on Thursday.

“My comments were meant to relay my concern with redefining marriage,” Kleefisch said in the statement.

She added: “I never intended to sound insensitive, and have the utmost respect for all people. I apologize for my poor choice of words.” (ANI)

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