ND Rep. Kiefert Defends Facebook Post On Same-Sex Marriage

Republican State Representative Dwight Kiefert of Valley City is defending his controversial Facebook posting on gay marriage.

Kiefert’s misspelled post called the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage a victory for the mentally ill.

He says he was just trying to invite a discussion about whether homosexuality is a mental illness.

Kiefert is the same lawmaker who objected to having a Muslim lead prayers at the Capitol on Ash Wednesday.

The chairman of the state’s Republican Party says Kiefert’s “rants don’t serve the public good.”