DISPATCHES FROM PENNSYLTUCKY: Lehigh Co. Tea Partier Compares Same-Sex Couples to Pets

Just in case today’s news about Corbett comparing gay marriage to incest wasn’t enough to boil your blood, here’s another ignorant statement by Lehigh County Commissioner Tom Creighton, who, according to The Morning Call, said that giving benefits to same-sex couples is akin to the government sending tax-payer dollars to animals:

“The state has a ban on same-sex marriage, so why should the county be offering benefits for same-sex marriage? … I don’t feel the county should be looking for new ways to give away taxpayer money. Next it could be giving money out to people’s pets or whatever. No, it probably won’t go that far.”

His said this to urge support for his movement to cut a line item out of the Leigh County budget that would deny benefits to the same-sex partners of county employees who have married in other states.

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