A senator in Ireland has taken the culture war to a new level, saying to fellow politicos they ought to let “gay” cousins marry since they can’t have kids, anyway.
Currently, Irish law prevents first cousins from marrying. But Sen. David Norris said an exemption should be written for homosexuals.
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“It would not take a feather out of me if two cousins married each other,” he said, the Irish Examiner reported. “What is the problem with that?”
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His logic was this: Cousins are only prohibited by law from marrying because of concerns about the genetic pool and what could happen, medically speaking, to the children of such unions. But “gays” wouldn’t face that issue, Norris argued. And therefore, they ought to be given the right to marry, he said.
Norris acknowledged his view probably wouldn’t be embraced. In fact, he said he fully expected “the grotesque Irish media” to slam him, the Irish Examiner reported.