Rep. Steve Gunderson of Wisconsin, then the only gay lawmaker in the GOP caucus and the only member of his party to vote against a Defense of Marriage Act, was openly criticized by a notoriously ultra-right congressman from California, Bob Dornan, who hissed: "I didn't believe when I came here that we'd be discussing giving homosexuals the same rights as holy matrimony!"
To which Gunderson (now retired from the House) tartly replied:
"In all due respect to my colleagues, lesbians have no interest in your wives, and gay men have no interest in your husbands. Should not my partner of 13 years have the same rights as the partners of my colleagues around here on their second and third marriages?"That one soared out of the park!