According to Sue Everhart, chair of the Georgia Republican Party, the push for marriage equality isn’t about equality at all.
It’s a massive financial scam.
“Say you had a great job with the government where you had this wonderful health plan. I mean, what would prohibit you from saying that you’re gay, and y’all get married and still live as separate, but you get all the benefits? I just see so much abuse in this it’s unreal. I believe a husband and a wife should be a man and a woman, the benefits should be for a man and a woman. There is no way that this is about equality. To me, it’s all about a free ride.”
That’s the kind of weirdness you get when irrational bigotry tries to rationalize itself. Rather than acknowledge to yourself that yes, you are indeed treating people as second-class citizens, you invent a reason that you find less threatening to your self-image:
“I’m not a bigot. I’m just …. concerned about fraud. Yeah, that’s the ticket. Fraud! Abuse!”
Everhart also made it clear that “I’m not saying that we ostracize (gay people) or anything like that. I’m just saying I’m against marriage because once you get the gay marriage you get everything else.”
I’m not sure what that “everything else” might be. I’m not sure I want to know.
– Jay Bookman