Thursday, February 18, 2016

Well I think this seems more than fair.

Courtesy of Time: 

A Kentucky lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require men who are seeking erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra to be married, to get a note of consent from their wives, and to swear on the Bible to remain faithful. 

The legislation, penned by Democratic Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, is a symbolic attempt to prove a point about the government’s role in private medical decisions, she told Reuters on Monday. It has little chance of becoming law. 

It comes after Republican Gov. Matt Bevin signed an informed consent law that requires women to consult with a doctor before having an abortion. 

“My point is to illustrate how intrusive and ridiculous it is for elected officials to be inserting themselves into private and personal medical decisions,” Marzian, 61, told the news agency. “We need to stop it, we need to allow women and men to make their own decisions with their doctor and their family.”

"Swear on the Bible to remain faithful." 

Well we know there is probably not a "family values" politician in the country willing to take that pledge, don't we.


  1. Anonymous2:05 AM

    Good for Rep. Marzian! She shows that not every voter or even politician from red states are crazy goons.

  2. Anonymous2:59 AM

    Swear on the bible? Yeah, that will stop them! There are some really stupid people breathing air for no other reason.

  3. Ooooh Gryphen, so glad you put this article up! Ms. Marzian could be the most exquisite thorn in those fake family values assholes in KY. Went to a state college YEARS ago in KY. It was culture shock to say the least and I was born in the south. KY is truly its own country, and very very unfriendly to outsiders. Trust me I know. I got my 4-yr diploma and LEFT.
    ok, all in all, the part of KY I knew had gorgeous mature mixed hardwood forests and was very pretty to see, esp. in autumn.

  4. Anonymous3:28 AM

    I love it, but how'd did anyone sane get elected in Kentucky?

    1. Anonymous4:18 AM

      I was just wondering that myself.

  5. Anonymous3:36 AM

    I'm so glad you posted this, Gryph!

    I heard her being interviewed on the radio yesterday, and I was cheering her. She is smart and funny, and I think it will have an impact on men to illustrate how intrusive they have become in women's health issues.

    Yay for Congresswoman Marzian!!

  6. Anonymous4:21 AM

    You betcha they would swear on a stack of bibles and then go right back to their wide stance foot-tapping....


  7. Anonymous4:57 AM

    I lived in KY for a decade and was proud to have Marzian as my rep. I worked with her in the capital on women's issues and am thrilled to see her getting press for her good work. She has been introducing bills like these to combat the rwnj movement and it's a thankless, courageous job. She deserves our attention and appreciation.

  8. Anonymous5:50 AM

    Yes !!!! Now we need women legislators in every state to do the same.

  9. Anonymous6:43 AM

    I hope her political career goes further. Love this!

  10. Anonymous7:19 AM

    Perfect. It's a very very long shot that this bill will get any traction, but it makes a very clear statement.

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  12. Anonymous9:02 AM

    No protesters outside fertility clinics. This is never even discussed. "The disparity between how the law treats abortion patients and IVF patients reveals an ugly truth about abortion restrictions: that they are often less about protecting life than about controlling women’s bodies. Both IVF and abortion involve the destruction of fertilized eggs that could potentially develop into people." Washington Post article

  13. Anonymous10:50 AM

    Can someone get a video of her saying this and get it on YouTube? It needs to be everywhere. Yay for strong women with common sense and a public voice. Go Marzian!

  14. Anita Winecooler5:22 PM

    I think I just found a new hero. This woman's a genius!


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