Stephen Colbert’s been on a gay roll — low in carbs, high in sass — this week on The Colbert Report: having a marriage equality kiki with Rick Santorum on Monday, filing a fashion report on anti-gay Russia’s super-gay uniforms on Wednesday, and taking Gov. Mary Fallin of
Oklahoma Oklahetera to task for denying military benefits to same-sex couples on Thursday.
Colbert’s takedown of Fallin, however, is the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter on that gay roll. It’s not only good, it’s good for ya.
In the spirit of equality, Fallin decided to cut benefits to all spouses of the Oklahoma National Guard, gay or straight, just to avoid violating the federal mandate and United States Constitution. What a patriot:
Oklahoma law is clear. The state of Oklahoma does not recognize same-sex marriages, nor does it confer marriage benefits to same-sex couples. The decision reached today allows the National Guard to obey Oklahoma law without violating federal rules or policies. It protects the integrity of our state constitution and sends a message to the federal government that they cannot simply ignore our laws or the will of the people.
Apparently Fallin can simply ignore federal law and the will of some other people, like the members of the Oklahoma National Guard who now have to drive an extra 100 miles just to get their benefits processed. It’s a thoroughly ludicrous solution from a thoroughly ludicrous politician who’s hopefully on her way out and back to the Land of Frosted Highlights and Misbegotten Ideas where she belongs. Take it Stephen: