Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett initially compared gay marriage to children tying the knot.
In contrition the Republican Chief Executive said that gay marriage was in fact analogous to the union of a brother and sister.
As in incest.
Sometimes the apology is worse.
Pennsylvania is the only state in the Northeast that doesn’t allow either gay marriage or civil unions
James Carville once remarked that the Keystone State is Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with the rest being Alabama.
Currently the ban on same-sex unions in Pennsylvania is being challenged in both state and federal courts.
The comparison between gay marriage and incest was presented in filings by lawyers for the state fighting the court challenges.
The Governor, being politically astute, discerned some problems with the incest statement.
“It was an inappropriate analogy (incest), you know,” Corbett said. “I think a much better analogy would have been brother and sister, don’t you?”
“I explained that current Pennsylvania statute delineates categories of individuals unable to obtain a marriage license,” he said. “As an example, I cited siblings as one such category, which is clearly defined in state law. My intent was to provide an example of these categories.
That’s all he means: categories of people who can’t get married.
Not such a far leap to farm animals, pig.