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Oh yeah, cuz that’s sooooo much better

Timothy Kincaid

October 4th, 2013

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett objected to his own legal team’s court filing in opposition to marriage equality for comparing same-sex marriage to marriage between children. Here he gives us his “better” comparison.

UPDATE: And Corbett has “apologized” for his “better analogy”:

During a recent interview, I was asked to comment on the ruling by Judge Pellegrini that the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts did not have the power to decide the constitutionality of state laws.

My words were not intended to offend anyone. If they did, I apologize.

I explained that current Pennsylvania statute delineates categories of individuals unable to obtain a marriage license. As an example, I cited siblings as one such category, which is clearly defined in state law. My intent was to provide an example of these categories.

The constitutional question is now before a federal court and that is the venue in which same-sex couples wishing to legally marry have standing to intervene and be heard. Same-sex marriage is an important issue and the question of its legal status is one that will be heard and decided upon its merits, with respect and compassion shown to all sides.

It seems Corbett not only has no clue about what offends gay people or anyone who has ever met any, he also hasn’t the faintest idea how to craft an apology.

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Rob San Diego
October 4th, 2013 | LINK

He must be talking about his fellow heterosexual men, if I don’t frak women, I’m certainly not going to touch my sister.

Marcus
October 4th, 2013 | LINK

Transcript:

REPORTER: “There was a controversial remark made by a member of your legal team comparing gay marriage to the union of 12-year-olds saying both are illegal. Which you called inappropriate.”

GOVERNOR: “It was an inappropriate analogy. You know, I think a much better analogy would have been brother and sister, don’t you?”

(Good thing I wasn’t drinking anything!)

Hyhybt
October 4th, 2013 | LINK

If it’s true that he didn’t think it would be offensive to say gay relationships are like having sex with your sister, surely that makes it worse?

Ben In Oakland
October 4th, 2013 | LINK

“My words were not intended to offend anyone. If they did, I apologize.”

And if they didn’t, then you don’t?

Marcus
October 4th, 2013 | LINK

@Hyhybt: Not if he sincerely believes it’s inoffensive to have sex with your sister. ;)

Tara TASW
October 4th, 2013 | LINK

Dear Mr Corbett:

Here’s how you do an apology. Go back and read your own words, and every place it says “same-sex marriage,” substitute the words “Tom Corbett’s marriage to Susan.”

Then give the apology you’d want Susan to get if someone had really said that.

Hunter
October 5th, 2013 | LINK

It’s your standard politician’s non-apology, because it’s a rule that politicians, especially stupid ones, can’t ever admit they did anything wrong.

If they did, they’d probably all be in jail.

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