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Ky. governor: Gay marriage threatens birth rates, can induce economic crises

Friday, May 9, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky governor Steve Beshear says in a new legal brief that same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry because they cannot “naturally procreate,” and the state has an interest in ensuring that they do.
In appealing a federal judge’s ruling that the state’s same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional guarantee of equal protection, Beshear’s counsel — attorney Leigh Gross Latherow — says Kentucky has an interest in maintaining birth rates, which, if allowed to fall, can induce economic crises because of the reduced demand for good and services and the reduction of the work force.
To be fair, I’m not faulting Governor Beshear for these absolutely stupid remarks. He’s only human. I am, however, faulting the people of Kentucky who elected him. People, did this person not campaign for office with a sign hanging around his neck that said “Terminally Stupid?” Maybe not. They seldom do, those who disguise brain-dead up until the time the votes are counted. Then it’s too late, because most governments do not have a clause allowing for removal from office due to stupidity. There must be a reason for this, and I am sure the reason is that otherwise we would never be able to fill open elected positions.
Wait! I detect the need for some skeptical analysis. Let’s have a look. That is governor Beshear’s premise?
[B]ecause they cannot “naturally procreate.
Oh, shit! That’s going to leave off a lot of people. I can name a few. I can name one. I can name one who’s been unable to procreate for the past 34 years due to a vasectomy procedure. Not allowed to marry? Bummer!
There’s more. The governor is talking about homosexual people. These are people not likely to procreate whether they are married or not. What is going to change if these people marry? I hesitate to be indelicate about this, but imagine this scenario. A homosexual man is not married. He would like to have children of his own, but then this would require he have sex with a woman. Since he is not married there is little chance a woman would go along with this scheme, since she would be stuck with the child. The courts are not apt to give a single, homosexual, man custody of a child. But if the man were married, even to another man, then the two of them could connive with a woman willing to be a surrogate mother, and the courts are more likely to award custody to the men, who could provide a family life, which the child might not have with the single woman. It’s only a thought, but it indicates that, far from decreasing the birth rate in Kentucky, homosexual marriages have to opportunity, if taken, to increase the birth rate.
Of course, that would not satisfy the real intent of people like Governor Beshear. These people just do not like homosexuals, and they are disinclined to grant them any slack in the legal system. Only some are reluctant to state this actual motivation publicly. Instead they just make statements that make them appear stupid. In public.
Governor, time to get a new hat. I think you could use a smaller size.