Here was the MN House vote on the Genital Mutilation bill yesterday.
The bill would – how can I put just the right point on this – hold parents responsible for the genital mutilation of their children, with felony charges against parents who facilitated any of the wide array of culturally-based, barbaric genital mutilation practices.
There were four “no” votes – all DFLers, naturally:
- Rep. Rena Moran (D-St. Paul) who is noted as saying she thought it’d impose on a cultural value, like spanking; Ms. Moran (my “representative”) apparently confuses a swat on the ass with carving up girls’ sex organs.
- Rep. Susan Allen (D-St. Paul)
- Rep. Tina Liebling (D-Rochester), who is running for governor, and believes the law will separate families.
- Rep. David Bly (D-Northfield – where else?)
Ilhan Omar and John Lesch – after getting headlines for criticizing author Mary Franson for ostensibly seeking headlines – voted yes.