Deserving of a “lolwut”

16 05 2009

I was checking my Yahoo mail, and I saw this headline:

RNC chief: Gay marriage will burden small business.”

I laughed … so hard.

I’ll summarized this article for you all.  Michael Steele is saying that same-sex marriage puts a burden on small businesses because the businesses will have to suddenly provide healthcare coverage for more spouses of employees.  Wow.  Said Steele:

“Now all of a sudden I’ve got someone who wasn’t a spouse before, that I had no responsibility for, who is now getting claimed as a spouse that I now have financial responsibility for,” Steele told Republicans at the state convention in traditionally conservative Georgia. “So how do I pay for that? Who pays for that? You just cost me money.”

So, apparently it’s okay for small businesses to cover the spouse of an employee if the couple is opposite-sex.  So as soon as we let a smaller number of OTHER people get married, then they’ll be sucking businesses DRY with their greedy “need” for healthcare.  Booo.

So, small business owners (who are obviously all straight, duh), while we encourage you to keep providing healthcare to the spouses of your hetero-employees, we think you should be totally ENRAGED because any queer employees might get married just to screw you over and suck up all your precious, precious insurance coverage.

And that, my friends, is why Michael Steele deserves a massive, enthusiastic “lolwut.”  Enjoy.



2 responses

17 05 2009
Benjamin Seghers


18 05 2009
Lady Vanessa

wow, the Right Wing is really grasping for straws, aren’t they????? They are having to come up with more and more outlandish reasons to oppose LGBT rights. wonder what absurdity they will think of next?

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