Wingnut logic

Greg Abbott win the Texas GOP nomination for Governor in San Antonio

I know some really smart people in Texas, so it can’t be something in the water:

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has bizarrely claimed that banning same-sex marriage reduces the number of unwed mothers.

The Republican politician, who is fighting to keep his state’s marriage ban in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, made the claim in a legal brief.

He wrote: “Texas’s marriage laws are rationally related to the State’s interest in reducing unplanned out-of-wedlock births. By channeling procreative heterosexual intercourse into marriage, Texas’s marriage laws reduce unplanned out-of-wedlock births and the costs that those births impose on society.
“Recognizing same-sex marriage does not advance this interest because same-sex unions do not result in pregnancy.

“At the very least, one could rationally believe that opposite-sex marriages will do more to advance the State’s interest in reducing unplanned out-of-wedlock births than same-sex marriages will.

3 thoughts on “Wingnut logic

  1. Why would we expect logic from a guy a tree falls on and cripples who then sues and wins a multi-million dollar settlement and comes away from that experience with the attitude of “I’ve got mine so go get yours and don’t expect any help from me.” Abbott is one twisted human being.

  2. I can’t even find the thread of logic to follow it. And this is a former state supreme court justice?
    He must have been the one that gave Sarah Palin the brain Ebola that let’s her stream out those word salads with diarrhea BS dressing so effortlessly.
    I just can’t believe that someone of any position in this country can say anything so garbled and confused and not be endlessly mocked and shunned until they are out of postion, unemployeed, unemployable and begging on the streets.
    Eating toast with your breakfast does not advance the state’s interest in deterring out of wedlock pregnancy, because eating toast does not produce pregnancy, unless it is toast from a porn film called Two Girls, One Loaf. Therefore toast can and should be banned.

  3. It will be interesting — and telling — to see how the court reacts to this patently idiotic claim.

    I wonder if that falling tree hit Abbott on the head.

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