Kentucky Governor Thinks Gay Marriage Prevents Pregnancy

steve-beshearFinally, someone’s come up with a rock-solid, bulletproof reason why gay people shouldn’t be allowed to get married: gay marriage will prevent straight people from having babies.

Yup, that’s really the argument that the governor of Kentucky is going with.

“Same-sex couples cannot naturally procreate, which is of vital importance to the state,” Governor Steve Beshear’s lawyers write in their latest brief. Straight couples “provide long-term economic stability through stable birth rates,” and gay couples don’t.

So, what does a marriage license have to do with that? Well … er … um … they don’t actually explain that. The closest they come is “the distinction drawn by Kentucky’s statutes is rationally related to a legitimate interest of Kentucky,” 

This is a very exciting development, because it means that we can look forward to a particularly scathing ruling against Beshear. The argument is ludicrous on its face, and no judge could possibly accept that there’s any correlation between marriage licenses and birth rates.

Of course, it’s an offensive and cruel and destructive claim, since it delays the recognition of marriages for LGBTs. Couples are harmed every single day by the state’s refusal to recognize their relationships.

But in the end, this latest nutty claim is going to lead to a particularly delicious judgement. Seldom are we so excited to read an appellate court ruling.

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  • jckfmsincty

    Kentucky: 6 million people, 11 different last names

  • Mezaien

    @jckfmsincty: Hahahaahah man you are, so funny! right to the point. :-) Yes all interbreed Europe, rejects they even think they are white.

  • Tookietookie123

    He acts as if we don’t get marriage, we will suddenly become straight, a piece of paper sure as hell won’t stop me from being with the man I love. If he’s talking about who’s more successful, well then gay men are actually statistically more successful than straight couples and rake in more money, so they’re more economically stable in the long run. Also, it’s hilarious that he mentions that we can’t have kids because last time I checked there are a ton of kids in the adoption system a bunch of straight people failed to parent who end up being adopted by us and raised as our own. There’s also this other tiny problem with the Earth creeping up on 8 billion people we won’t have enough resources for the entire population and will begin to run out of food and water which will cause countries to go to war for resources until the human species just fights wars which ends our species altogether. This is a trend amongst other species on Earth, overpopulation leading to extinction because of depleted resources. The argument goes both ways, Governor Beshear.

  • Will L

    And I thought Jan Brewer and Mary Fallin were bat-sh*t crazy! Proof positive that Kentuckians have done too much breeding as it is – inbreeding, that is (as jckfmsincty pointed out so well).

  • toberlin

    Would be a great “professional medical advice”: Gay Marriage=stop taking the pill without getting pregnant…

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