Saturday, March 30, 2013

North Carolina Republicans are coming for your marriages now, straight people

The anti-gay activists who insist government has a role in "protecting traditional marriage" are about shoot themselves in the foot.

That's because Republican lawmakers in North Carolina are proposing a bill that could make couples (the gays warned they'd come for you too, straight people) wait up to two years before being granted a divorce.

The "Healthy Marriage Act" doesn't even stop there. During those two years, couples would be forced to take marriage counseling classes. And if you've got kids, add another class about the negative effects your divorce will have on them.

So much for "small-government" Republicans, eh?

This proposal may actually end up having an inadvertent, pro-equality effect. If you believe that the government has a right to prevent gays and lesbians from marrying, why can't the government make sure you don't leave your own wife for that stewardess?

1 comment:

  1. Stewardess? Please, they're flight attendants! And barmaids are always better second wife material.