Pennsylvania Governor: Gay Marriage Is Like Incest
Pennsylvania’s Republican Governor Tom Corbett explains his opposition to same-sex marriage:
(CNN) - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s stance on same-sex marriage is no secret, after bringing a legal challenge against a county clerk who tried to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples. Friday, Corbett went a step further, comparing gay marriage to a union between siblings.
In an interview with CNN affiliate WHP-TV, Corbett was answering a question about comments made by a member of his legal team who had compared same-sex marriage to the marriage of 12 year-olds, with both unions being illegal.
Corbett, a Republican, said that “It was an inappropriate analogy. I think a much better analogy would have been brother and sister, don’t you?”
The national gay and lesbian group Human Rights Campaign was quick to condemn Corbett’s comment. “Corbett’s extremist views are inaccurate, dangerous, and gravely insulting to committed and loving gay and lesbian couples,” the HRC said in a statement.
Corbett quickly tried to backtrack:
“I explained that current Pennsylvania statute delineates categories of individuals unable to obtain a marriage license. As an example, I cited siblings as one such category, which is clearly defined in state law. My intent was to provide an example of these categories.”
As a matter of current Pennsylvania law, Corbett is correct, but that doesn’t make his attempt to equate same-sex marriage and incest is any less idiotic.
Here’s the video: