SLIPPERY SLOPE

Gay Marriage Leads to Parent-Child Unions

Same-sex marriage opponents frequently warn that equality is the gateway to societal acceptance of sinister acts, such as bestiality or incest. According to Tea Party-approved Kentucky Senate hopeful Matt Bevin, it’s only a matter of time before same-sex marriage paves the way for parent-child marriage. The businessman going up against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky’s Republican primary, explained this slippery slope on Janet Mefford’s right wing talk radio show. “If it’s alright to have same-sex marriages, why not define a marriage—because at the end of the day a lot of this ends up being taxes and who can visit who in the hospital and there’s other repressions and things that come with it—so a person may want to define themselves as being married to one of their children so that they can then in fact pass on certain things to that child financially or otherwise,” he said. “Where do you draw the line?” Bevin has attacked McConnell for having ties to the federal judge who ruled earlier this month that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.