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US Representative: Straight people will pretend to be gay if equal marriage becomes legal

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  1. That There Other David 26 Jun 2013, 2:23pm

    Truly bizarre point to make against marriage equality. Is he trying to make an argument for banning all marriage entirely?

  2. In that case we should just abolish all forms of marriage then as obviously straight people must be doing this now right?

    What a moron.

  3. Some people actually go out of their way to be stupid!!

    1. Sandgroper 26 Jun 2013, 3:45pm

      Really, I think stupid is clearly what comes naturally this doofus.

  4. bobbleobble 26 Jun 2013, 2:25pm

    Straight people can already do that if they find someone of the opposite sex to come to a practical and financial agreement with. Should we therefore ban straight marriage? Further, is there any evidence of this taking place in states that already have same sex marriage? Mind you, Republicans aren’t keen on evidence.

    The pathetic crap that these people are prepared to come up with to justify their hatred of gay people is incredible.

  5. GulliverUK 26 Jun 2013, 2:28pm

    What a knob. Straight people will pretend to be gay so they can get married, something they can already do as straights??! Straight people will pretend to be gay so they can be fired at will, refused service at hotels and restaurants, etc.? So they can have less rights? It’s a tax benefit, what like somehow gay marriage is better than, rather than equal to, straight marriage?

    Get a grip. Honestly there are quite a lot of Republicans who seem to be mentally defective in the reasoning centers of their brains. Coming out with crap like this is likely to be a career-ending gesture, and it’s not worth it if it’s to appeal to a tiny minority of white Evangelicals who are a dying breed, and it shuts off young voters from the GOP – I know, I read it in the GOP report on why they lost the election.

    Now, why don’t they just fcuk off and tell women to not have abortions and to wear only ankle-length dresses.

  6. Somebody’s been at the Adam Sandler dvd’s !!!

  7. Jock S. Trap 26 Jun 2013, 2:33pm

    “sham agreements”?

    “Straight people will pretend to be gay”?

    Must be a republican!

    Pathetic.

  8. Don’t you like the solid-brown dyed hair colour this vain old homophobe is sporting?

  9. Robert in S. Kensington 26 Jun 2013, 2:39pm

    I find it hard to imagine that two str8 men or women are going to pretend to be gay and even go as far as marrying with all the stigma and discrimination out there. The religious loons are really desperate to scrape beyond the bottom of the barrel on this one. I’ve no doubt some religious loons in the UK will add this to their arsenal. It’s the sort of thing Sharon James of C4M would say.

  10. Sorry, I really can’t follow that line of reasoning at all. I imagine he can’t either if he actually takes a moment to listen to the twaddle he’s speaking. Nice dye job though.

  11. sham agreements and marriages of convenience, he says.
    Because homosexual people have never had to marry someone of the opposite sex in an attempt to hide themselves and maintain a degree of respectability in a homophobic world.
    What a complete and total nutter. Rather, making gay marriage legal will remove the need for people to enter into sham agreements and marriages of convenience.

    Heterosexuals would only enter gay marriages if gay marriages provided something for them that would not be available through straight marriages. Which, sadly for John Fleming, is not and will not be the case.

  12. nice wig

  13. …what galaxy does this guy make any sense in??? Because I KNOW it’s not this one!

  14. Robert in S. Kensington 26 Jun 2013, 3:06pm

    The Supreme Court just struck down DOMA! Take that, religious loons!

  15. Mihangel apYrs 26 Jun 2013, 3:17pm

    and this doesnn’t happen between men and women for practical or convenience reasons? Including the closet cases wanting to pass with a beard?

    HIs naivety apalls me

  16. Sandgroper 26 Jun 2013, 3:47pm

    Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

    1. You need to put that on a tshirt or bumper sticker!!

    2. Best bon mot of the day. Thank you.

  17. Christopher Coleman 26 Jun 2013, 4:24pm

    Yet another reminder that spoken rubbish implies a poor brain, that this rubbish comes from a legislator, and that people not unlike ourselves actually vote these idiots into office.

  18. Except that, other than the case with green card marriages, the government does regulate whether or not marriages are for romantic or procreative intent anyway. A man and woman can marry in ANY state right now for the express purpose of sharing insurance for example. The government does not take action to try to prevent such marriages. Does he seriously expect large numbers of straight people to marry their friends for this reason? After all, marriage also includes some legal liabilities and risks.

    1. floridahank 26 Jun 2013, 4:53pm

      Hey Daniel, you said,”the government does regulate whether or not marriages are for romantic or procreative intent anyway”
      How does, of will the govt. decide a homosexual marriage is for a romantic purpose? Are there specific questions that are mandatory — e.g. how long have you known each other, how long have you had a relationship, how long have you lived together, etc. The article brings up important questions as to how to prevent this from becoming misused or a scam when 2 men conjure up some pretext to gain $$$ from SS, or from any other agency offering benefits. There are many corruptions going on in all organizations. Don’t be so sure that this is a cut and dry decision and will not have repercussions that haven’t been well thought out as yet. I look for some major problems to arise shortly.

      1. bobbleobble 26 Jun 2013, 5:06pm

        Nothing you’ve said here doesn’t apply equally to opposite sex marriage already. Why would you assume that this marriage fraud isn’t already going on between opposite sex buddies? Should we ban all marriage just to make sure?

        Plus just because a few fraudsters might take advantage that doesn’t mean that gay people should be denied equal rights. But then there’s no evidenc of this type of marriage fraud taking place in nations that already have same sex marriage so why would the US be different?

        1. floridahan 26 Jun 2013, 8:10pm

          Hey bobb…let’s say there are 2 older straight guys who are close friends. One is getting a nice SS check, Medicare, etc. benefits. His buddy is not getting anything like that. Being a good friend he says, “let’s say we’re homosexuals and partners and share the govt. benefits.” Especially if it can apply to one not being an Amer. citizen — so they share the benefits and the common citizens foot the bill. Carry this out into numerous types of fax-homosexual partnerships, etc. Don’t tell me that with free $$$ available these things can’t get out of control and have great fraud. In the USA, there are too many freebies available to people who want to get them unrightfully. Whether of not there are other countries monitoring this type of fraud, I’ve not heard, but in the USA, we have a great crop of greedy, lazy people who will find a cheating way if it exists.

          1. bobblebble 27 Jun 2013, 2:36pm

            Nothing you’ve said cant equally apply to opposite sex friends who decide to commit fraud by getting married. Let’s ban straight marriage too right?

          2. Floridahank 28 Jun 2013, 5:21pm

            Hey Bobb…you missed the point of my comment. Straight marriage has always had its problems — we read about all the court cases that are very involved.
            My point is that with homosexual marriage being accepted in a number of states, this poses a new problem of when its challenged by those straight men who want to assert their right to use the homosexual marriage arrangement, when in fact these two are straight men who want to capitalize on the benefits of living together as do homosexuals, while all the while these two men have their girlfriends living with them at the same time. We will see a number of legal cases concerning this situation, and will cause much problems for a clear understanding of homosexual marriage issues. It will be very interesting when these types of cases are brought before the court and be assured that they will happen soon.

      2. Everlgades 26 Jun 2013, 7:51pm

        Hi Floridawank, say you got your ideas more twisted than a snake at a snake handling Church service in a tin shack on a hot Florida day ain’t ya? Still no matter how much ya’all tries to git around it, ya’all lost that argument and now you just gotta fix ya mind to gittin up to speed with the 21 Century. We know how much ya’all likes it back there in the good ol days of 1925 Florida style, but there it is, the reality of equality has come around to bite ya’all on the ass again. Have a nice day ya’all.

        1. floridahank 26 Jun 2013, 8:15pm

          Hey Eve….sounds like you’ve been drinking too much moonshine in the glades….don’t let the ‘gators get you.

          1. Aw honey, I don’t put no thief in my mouth to steal my brains, so no mooneyshine goes near my everlovin lips. Have you been a pumpin it up ya ass honey? Now don’t ya forget that cheesus loves ya’all no matter how dumb ya’ll is.

  19. Paul Essex/London 26 Jun 2013, 4:54pm

    So straight people will marry someone of the same sex so that they can reap the benefits of being married? Because nobody who’s gay has ever got married to someone of the opposite sex to reap the benefits of being married?! Sir, when you argument is so flawed a 3 year old can flatten it, it’s time to shut the hell up!

  20. He doesn’t seem to mind that many gay people are forced to pretend to be straight all the time. Heard the phrase “marriage of convenience”, Mr Flemming?

  21. He’s so right! Before the introduction of same-sex marriage mischievous straights had absolutely no way of entering into marriages of convenience had they?

    Seriously though, the mind truly boggles at the idiotic effluent that some elected (!!) representatives come out with.

  22. What an idiot. Straight people can pretend to be straight to get married for the marriage benefits also smuck.

    1. floridahank 27 Jun 2013, 2:34pm

      Our nation is exceptionally litigious and don’t be surprised of how many lawyers will jump into the proceedings to really make this Supreme Court turn into a circus. It’s going to be very interesting how soon the first case is presented. This is a far cry from being over.

  23. I am so glad Sir David Attenborough’s anxieties have been proved groundless. There are evidently still plenty of cuckoos around.

  24. What’s going on with that hairstyle teamed up with that face? It’s a bit unsettling!

  25. Kristyana Finch 27 Jun 2013, 2:59am

    Yet another US political representative wit the intellectual capacity of a ant. It doesn’t reflect well on those that bother to vote ther.

  26. Scott Rose 27 Jun 2013, 8:00pm

    What is this moron’s I.Q.?

  27. And who voted for this guy? He is mentally slow and naive if he does not believe this is already happening in the “traditional marriage” of a man and women, whether straight or gay. I, myself, know numerous individuals in this concern of marriage, gay and straight. Secondly, this is already an issue in our country, from marrying for a green card, to getting married in the military. Both marriage types said, you gain extra benefits from them then just marrying for reasons stated. Research your judgements before you speak Mr. Republican, otherwise you make yourself looking like a fool, who got in their position fraudulently.

    1. In addition, this is another example of politicians not researching their judgements and concerns for marriage equalit. You’d think they would try to find reasons for their concerns that actually make sense. But that’s hard, when your judgements are bias to your opinion of homosexuals, and not on what your job as a politician truly is, making America better, however staying true to the principles and moral standards which it was founded on. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”, these foundations announced in our Declaration of Independence, was how America should strive to grow and be the best country in the world, the land of the free and home of the brave.

  28. Where do the republicans find these people. It is idiotic to even think this would happen, why wouldn’t they just do what they can legally do now and marry someone of the opposite sex?

  29. He should be banned from marrying someone and so all other idiots and bigots too!!!!!

    What a tool!

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