Pa. Governor Likens Gay Marriage to Incest

Comparison follows earlier one likening gays to children
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 4, 2013 12:49 PM CDT

Tom Corbett likened gay marriage to incest today—and that was his attempt to walk back an earlier comment likening it to a union of children. In an interview with WHP-TV today, the Pennsylvania governor was asked about a state attorney's comments likening same-sex marriages to marriages involving 12-year-olds. Corbett has called the remarks inappropriate, but today he helpfully clarified: "It was an inappropriate analogy. I think a much better analogy would have been brother and sister, don't you?"

Corbett flashed a pleased grin, while anchor Sherry Christian responded with an awkward laugh and a sidelong glance. "I'm gonna leave the comments up to you and your team," she said. Democrats aren't being as accommodating. The head of the Democratic Governors Association pounced on the remark, USA Today reports, calling it "an absurd comparison" that is "offensive and demeaning." (More Tom Corbett stories.)

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