What is it with Republicans and sex? Yesterday we got an earful from former Gov. Mike Huckabee on how the Democrats keep women in the party by paying for their contraception because of their roaring libidos — project much, Mr. Huckabee? Then there’s genius Rep. Louis Gohmert claiming that the government “lures” single women into “servitude” with all the goodies you get from being on welfare, and we all know what he means by “servitude” — wink, wink, nudge nudge.
Of course the moment you mention anything about gay rights or marriage equality, you get a whole bunch of wingers carrying on about gay sex and what those icky people what to in the privacy of their own homes.
It is as if there is no other issue facing single women other than where to get free birth control pills or there’s nothing going on in a gay couple’s life but a big orgy. How about pay equity? How about equal access to health coverage? How about not treating women solely as vessels for childbearing without any control over their own bodies? How about equal rights for married couples based on their commitment and legal obligations? How about the hundreds of other issues that straight white males like Mr. Huckabee and Mr. Gohmert take for granted that are routinely curtailed or just denied to women or the LGBT community and it has nothing whatsoever to do with their genitalia or what they do with them?
Grow up, people.