Friday, October 04, 2013

PA Gov. Corbett compares marriage equality to incest

And this wasn't the smartest thing to say:

 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has compared the marriage of same-sex couples to the marriage of a brother and sister during an appearance on a morning TV news show.

The Republican made the remark Friday on WHP-TV in Harrisburg when asked about a statement his lawyers made in an August court filing.

The attorneys had said gay marriage licenses have no "value or legitimacy" in Pennsylvania and can't be defended in court. They compared gay couples to children, who can't marry because a 1996 law says marriage is between a man and a woman.
Corbett has called that statement inappropriate. On Friday, he said he thinks "a much better analogy would have been brother and sister, don't you?"


Anonymous said...

Stupid question, but I must ask anyway: does he not see that the brother and sister in this case are most likely straight?

Gregory Peterson said...

Of course, when I was young, the racists usually compared the non-existent "unnatural sin of miscegenation" to incest.