Wait? What? Sue Everhart, the chairwoman for the Georgia Republican Party, apparently is a fan of Adam Sandler movies. Ok, I was going to say bad Adam Sandler movies, but I think there’s only ever been one good one- and that one involved his character falling in love with a transsexual played by Liev Schreiber. (Sorry, just never found Sandler to be all that funny overall.)
Well, Everhart informed the Marietta Daily Journal that once same-sex marriage is legal, straight people will try to exploit the system in order to claim marital benefits. Wasn’t that the plot of the Adam Sandler movie “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry”?
Everhart stated that “You may be as straight as an arrow, and you may have a friend that is as straight as an arrow. 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.”
You see, what Everhart also seems to miss is that there are, believe it or not, opposite sex couples who get married and live apart while remaining married. Some even have open marriages. Wait?! You mean that straights will now enter into what are called ‘white marriages’?! They’ll get married, pretend to be gay, and have affairs on the side? Just like gays did for hundreds upon hundreds of years?
Everhart, apparently, never learned to keep her mouth shut unless she had something intelligent to say. She also showed off her homophobia by stating “Lord, I’m going to get in trouble over this, but it is not natural for two women or two men to be married. If it was natural, they would have the equipment to have a sexual relationship.”
Regarding what is or is not natural…There are some 1500 well documented cases of same-sex sexual behavior in animals including in Bonobos, a close genetic relative to humans. Bonobos are almost exclusively bisexual with individuals having sex for enjoyment and conflict resolution and not just for procreation. Additionally, elephants engage in same-sex sexual behaviors in between mating seasons, and porcupines are known to form lifelong same-sex unions.
So what is this about ‘unnatural’?