Gary Glenn, the head of the American Family Association of Michigan who ran for the U.S. Senate last year and failed miserably, is now running for a seat in the Michigan House of Representatives. And he’s offering up this pretextual position on marriage equality:
Glenn also has been an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage and said he would support any efforts to restrict legal marriage and any associated government benefits to marriages “between a man and a woman.”
Though the candidate said he has ethical and statistical arguments for his opposition to same-sex marriage, he argued that the economic impact of offering benefits to same-sex couples would aggravate budget woes.
“We’re talking about something that would be a significant burden on taxpayers,” Glenn said.
No it wouldn’t. It’s a tiny blip in a huge budget at most. If he were really concerned about the economic cost of spousal benefits, shouldn’t he be demanding that the government stop paying benefits to the spouses of heterosexual employees? That’s a far, far higher cost to taxpayers. But he doesn’t do that because the cost has absolutely nothing to do with it. He’s against it because he thinks gays are icky and his imaginary friend doesn’t like them.