Thursday, April 18, 2013

Gay marriage and the upcoming crimewave

During the gay marriage debate (such that it was) social scientist bigot Sensible Sentencing Trust front man Garth McVicar claimed that legalising gay marriage would result in rising crime because "same-sex marriage will be yet another erosion of basic morals and values in society which have led to an escalation of child abuse, domestic violence, and an ever-increasing prison population." 

We agree with Garth about the likelihood of greater crime but not for the reasons he gives. It is abundantly clear that because hundreds of gay couples will rush off and get married, people who haven't budgeted for it will now have to buy wedding presents. If they're strapped for cash they'll have to steal them, probably from their gay neighbours (the ones most likely to have nice stuff). So thanks for the heads up, Garth.

Possibly gay dogs Spider and Geno wish to send Louisa Wall and Kevin Hague their warmest congratulations for getting this legislation through parliament. Woof!