PA Gov. Compares Marriage Equality To Incest
On the historic heels of Rep. Brian Sims and Rep. Steve McCarter's introduction of a marriage equality bill in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Corbett was quick to shut it down and make a mockery of extending rights to same-sex couples.
First, during an interview on a morning TV news show on Friday, Corbett compared the marriage of loving gay couples to children trying to tie the knot. But after equality advocates gay and straight alike demanded an apology for that asinine comparison, Corbett thought he'd clear up the confusion by providing a "much better analogy."
"It was an inappropriate analogy, you know," Corbett said. "I think a much better analogy would have been brother and sister, don't you?"
A few hours later, he again had to issue a clarification.
"I explained that current Pennsylvania statute delineates categories of individuals unable to obtain a marriage license," he said in a statement. "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."
(Source and image: AP)