Slavery And Gay Marriage By Michael McIntee | May 12, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on LGBT Issues Subscribe to LGBT Issues Follow this author Senator John Harrington talks about slavery and gay marriage Senator John Harrington (DFL-St. Paul) is a religion major and a victim of laws that prevented interracial marriage. He says a proposed anti-gay marriage amendment to Minnesota’s constitution appears to be based on religious reasoning from the book of Leviticus, which makes mentions of homosexuals. Senator Harrington says basing legislation on Leviticus worrys him since that book of the bible also says slavery is OK. Senator Harrington happens to be black. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.