Just when you thought you’d heard some of the more ridiculous, along come Phillip and Sandra Unruh, who claim that marriage equality in their home state of Kansas would violate their…property rights.
The Harper couple has filed a legal motion to intervene as defendants in an ACLU lawsuit pushing for legalized same-sex marriage. In a filing prepared by the male half of the couple, they claim that same-sex marriage would rob them of their property rights by devaluing their marriage.
The Supreme Court’s decision not to hear challenges to bans on LGBT marriage being declared unconstitutional has the bigoted couple running scared as more and more states find themselves faced with the reality of two men, or two women, enjoying the same rights as everyone else.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports:
The filing from Unruh argues that if same-sex marriage becomes legal, the meaning of marriage will be fundamentally altered and that the couple’s property rights will be taken away. In the filing, the Unruhs argue that their marriage should be viewed as a kind of property, which would be altered by same-sex marriage.
“The extension of marriage to same-sex relationships inflicts profound harm on the Unruhs. For the courts to say that from this day forward marriage in Kansas must be extended to a same-sex couple is and for ever will be deeply disturbing to the Unruhs and undoubtedly to those that cared enough to pass an amendment to protect it, a departure from the joy and celebration normally associated with the word marriage,” the filing says.
“I believe now is the time for peoples whose marriages are at risk, now is the time for them to step forward to declare their rights,” Unruh said in an interview. “It’s a deeply felt feeling. It’s disturbing to think what has been called marriage for my relationship now is extended to people of the same sex.”
View the filing below, and marvel at its asininity.