Georgia GOP Chair Warns That Straight People Will Enter Sham Gay Marriages For Benefits
A top Republican in Georgia has sounded an ominous warning that legalization of same-sex marriage may also lead to fraud.
Sue Everhart, chairwoman of the Georgia Republican Party, told the Marietta Daily Journal in a story published Saturday that once gay nuptials are legally permitted, there will be nothing to stop a straight person from exploiting the system in order to claim marital benefits.
“You may be as straight as an arrow, and you may have a friend that is as straight as an arrow,” Everhart said. “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.”
Everhart also expressed a distaste for homosexuality, which she argued is unnatural.
“Lord, I’m going to get in trouble over this, but it is not natural for two women or two men to be married,” Everhart said. “If it was natural, they would have the equipment to have a sexual relationship.”
Brian Keahl, executive director of the Georgia GOP, told TPM on Monday that he hadn't seen Everhart's comments and would have to confer with the chairwoman before commenting. When TPM followed up later in the morning, a man at the Georgia GOP said the group has "no comment at this time" before refusing to provide his name and hanging up.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/01/2013|
Like there aren't sham straight marriage already.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/01/2013|
Straight couples have been getting married for many decades just for benefits.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/01/2013|
Did she give this interview after watching the compelling documentary I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||04/01/2013|
Uh, she has it backwards.
It's usually gays who enter into sham STRAIGHT marriages.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/01/2013|
GA - check
GOP - check
So a day that ends in "y"?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/01/2013|
And this s different how?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/01/2013|
I think the bitch has been watching too many Adam Sandler films...which tells you her level of intelligence right there.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/01/2013|
They're get more desperate with more ridiculous statements. Will we have an OJ Verdict type meltdown if The Court approves of nationwide marriage equality?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/01/2013|
Hey Gladys Kravitz, why don't you and your $9 worth of jewelry get off my fucking lawn.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/01/2013|
And fraud isn't a problem now? Why is it any less probable that a man and a woman would not enter into a fraudulent marriage than a same sex couple?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/01/2013|
Does she have any data to back this up? Any surveys or poll results? Or is she pulling this out of her ass as a last-ditch attempt to keep marriage "sacred"?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/01/2013|
The headline here should be: EVERHEART'S HOMOPHOBIA PUSHES HER TO PSYCHOTIC BREAK WITH REALITY.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/01/2013|
Not to mention the married straight couples who are no longer in love but who stay together solely for the benefits. Aren't they perpetrating fraud as well? What does the bitch have to say about them?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||04/01/2013|
I'll wait for Peggy Noonan to weigh in on this.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/01/2013|
"It's OK when WE commit fraud, because it benefits us. But its not OK when YOU commit fraud, because that impacts us in a negative way."
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/01/2013|
Perhaps if we had a single payer National Health insurance program, sham marriages for benefits would be an issue.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/01/2013|
And what's to prevent straight people from impersonating straight people and entering into sham (straight) marriages?
I suppose it's all those juicy extra benefits and special privileges the gays are going to get.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/01/2013|
No one's access to health care should depend on their being married to someone else.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/01/2013|
Notice how you have to have a government job with a great health plan.
Hey TUBBY - if we had national health care this would not matter.
Next she will be talking about how a straight man would marry a rich gay man for money!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/01/2013|
Well now we have the perfect scenario for a remake of THE GAY DECEIVERS.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/01/2013|
Dear Chairman Everhard:
When you speak, you allow people to notice how stupid you are on an international level.
Someone who never heard of you before and now wants you out of office.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/01/2013|
Look at the poor creature: She must question the intentions of ANYONE asking to marry.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/01/2013|
It's Georgia, people. Come on.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/01/2013|
He must be pretty innocent if he thinks it doesn't happen in straight marriages.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/01/2013|
Someone's watched I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry too much.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/01/2013|
Um, if they're after benefits, why wouldn't they just enter sham straight marriages?
This will never happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/01/2013|
Even worse, these straight people in shame gay marriages might even be allowed to adopt children!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/01/2013|
People are saying that this was an April Fools joke.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||04/01/2013|
[quote]this was an April Fools joke.
She said this before March 30
|by Anonymous||reply 32||04/01/2013|
What? Versus gay men that marry straight women, or gay woman that marry straight men? Or gay men and women that marry for an "arrangement"?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||04/01/2013|
I just wish in a moment of sanity, while no one was looking, that a law was passed with a minimum IQ level for all elected officials. Something with a minimum of 20 means you could enter a primary.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||04/01/2013|
What a fucking idiot. She's allowed to make decisions for other people? She shouldn't be.
I haven't heard anything quite this stupid in a long time.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/01/2013|