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Pennsylvania Governor Apologizes for Comparing Gay Marriage to Incest


Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has issued a statement apologizing for remarks he made on an 'Ask the Governor' program this morning in which he compared gay marriage to incest.

"My words were not intended to offend anyone. If they did, I apologize...I explained that current Pennsylvania statute delinieates categories of individuals unable to obtain a marriage license. 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."

Watch a video of Corbett's interview HERE.

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  1. Gee, Gov. Thanks, but no thanks. Too little, too late. Go f*ck yourself, Gov.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Oct 4, 2013 1:54:11 PM

  2. Less apologyzing and more think before speak.
    Being an idiot has this problems, your stupid mouth is putting you in trouble all the time

    Posted by: jjose712 | Oct 4, 2013 1:55:06 PM

  3. An apology does NOT contain the word 'if'.

    Posted by: AggieCowboy | Oct 4, 2013 1:58:29 PM

  4. Yup, the classic "if" non-apology. Two non-apologies, two idiotic analogies ... I'm sure Gov. Moron is capable of three strikes.

    Posted by: Ernie | Oct 4, 2013 2:18:26 PM

  5. "If" that's really what he thought, he would have said something like, "PA law does discriminate against certain kinds of couples looking for legal sanctions. These include children, animals, etc. At this time, this list also includes same-sex couples, who are obviously adults and humans, but nevertheless they are on the list." This way he'd make a clear distinction. But he didn't/doesn't.

    Posted by: DavidR | Oct 4, 2013 2:21:01 PM

  6. Ack! "legal sanction" not "legal sanctions"—very different.

    Posted by: DavidR | Oct 4, 2013 2:21:43 PM

  7. This guy's rocking a 20% approval rating in PA. He's an embarrassment who likely won't be reelected.

    Posted by: theo | Oct 4, 2013 2:24:33 PM

  8. What a hateful, awful person.... How do such people get elected to begin with (besides the fact that millionaires give them so much money to 'rule' the rest of us...)?

    Posted by: TonyJazz | Oct 4, 2013 2:31:50 PM

  9. We should worry. If people are dumb enough to reelect Michelle Bachmann, they're dumb enough to reelect this guy.

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 4, 2013 2:32:49 PM

  10. Whoops. Sometimes personal views slips out. The take over isn't yet complete.

    Posted by: PENN | Oct 4, 2013 2:56:05 PM

  11. Andy, I'm really surprised that you call that an apology without even putting quotes around it. It really pisses me off when gay and liberal sites post non-apologies and label them as apologies.

    Just a few weeks ago he fauxpologied for his attorney for comparing gay couples to children saying it was inappropriate and so yesterday he clarified by making a "more accurate" comparison that was ten times more offensive than his attorney's offensive statement.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Oct 4, 2013 2:58:37 PM

  12. That is not an apology. It's a statement saying I can't help how you feel about what I said.

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Oct 4, 2013 3:07:04 PM

  13. Typical Republican notpology.

    Posted by: Gregory In Seattle | Oct 4, 2013 3:14:21 PM

  14. "My words were not intended to offend anyone. If they did, I apologize."

    Again with the non-apology apology. Apologies are not conditional (if/then), they are absolute.

    Posted by: davitydave | Oct 4, 2013 3:28:44 PM

  15. Ignorance like this is what's going to bring them down. Did you watch boner's temper tantrum this morning? They're either dumb as a box of rocks like this one or about to have a coronary like boner & brian brown. It's so much fun to watch!

    Posted by: PAUL B. | Oct 4, 2013 4:20:02 PM

  16. What an ultramaroon

    Posted by: Sean | Oct 4, 2013 4:29:23 PM

  17. Is anyone else sick of these empty apologies? They say this crap then apologize like we are to believe they truly didn't mean it? They said it. They meant it. Apology is not accepted.

    Posted by: david from edmonton | Oct 4, 2013 4:46:18 PM

  18. Tom Corbett is a drunk and a child rapist enabler.

    Posted by: Truthteller | Oct 4, 2013 4:57:38 PM

  19. I think it's a bit too generous to interpret the statement as an apology, and I think you should be more careful in writing your headlines. A more neutral headline might be "Pennsylvania Governor Discusses Comments Comparing Gay Marriage to Incest"

    Posted by: rdm | Oct 4, 2013 5:16:43 PM

  20. "...My intent was to provide an example of these categories." LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE! They (anti-gay bigots) are ALL alike....They apologize IF they offended anyone. Arrogance with unequaled parallel.

    Posted by: ToThePoint | Oct 4, 2013 6:07:10 PM

  21. The ol' "if" clause.

    Posted by: Tigerama | Oct 4, 2013 6:13:44 PM

  22. Why do people always say they were sorry you were offended? If they say something wrong they should apologize because their comment was wrong, not because someone took offense.

    Now the Governor tell us he was using gays and incest practitioners are examples of categories of people who are not allowed licenses, not equating the two practices of homosexuality and incest. Being a social conservative I already knew that this was what he really meant. But it's getting a little tiring to hear socons keep making this same mistake of not clarifying what they mean when they make statements that they know can be easily misunderstood.

    The right-wing has a sawdust on the brain problem. The culture has "evolved" enough (not crazy about that verb, but it fits) that now anyone who wants to deny gays any kind of equality has to realize that the burden of proof is on him to prove why equality should not prevail. This isn't 2002. Statements opposing gay rights of any kind need to be more carefully thought out. How many such bloopers do socons have to make before they learn this lesson?

    Posted by: Mary | Oct 4, 2013 9:54:00 PM

  23. Don't be sorry gov. Everyone wants to know just how bigoted you really are.

    Posted by: Joe in Ct | Oct 5, 2013 12:49:23 AM

  24. Then he went home and ate some Barilla pasta and watched bare-chested videos of Putin chopping wood.

    Posted by: woody | Oct 5, 2013 8:50:39 AM

  25. How much more difficult it is to say:

    My words caused offense, and I apologize for that.

    Posted by: bravo | Oct 5, 2013 10:26:37 AM

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