The Chairwoman of the Republican Party of Georgia has issued a warning to the nation if same-sex marriage becomes the law of the land: straight people will enter into marital unions with gay people in order to scam the government and received unearned federal benefits.
Sue Everhart, the chair of the Georgia GOP, issued this warning to the Marietta Daily Journal:
“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 warned that legal gay marriage would result in confused children who may also become gay or unclear about their sexual orientation:
“You’re creating with this child that it’s a lifestyle, don’t go out and marry someone else of a different sex because this is natural. But if I had a next door neighbor who was in a gay relationship, I could be just as friendly to them as I could be to you and your wife or anybody else,” Everhart said. “I’m not saying that we ostracize them or anything like that. I’m just saying I’m against marriage because once you get the gay marriage you get everything else.”
Everhart declined to elaborate on what she meant by “everything else.”
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