Watch the Governor of Pennsylvania Compare Gay Marriage to Incest


On Friday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) was asked by a reporter a Harrisburg’s CBS affiliate to clear the air about his views on same-sex marriage, after a legal brief filed on behalf of his administration compared same-sex marriage to letting 12-year-olds get married. But Corbett, who had previously called the comparison “inappropriate,” wasn’t in an apologetic mood. Instead, he offered up a comparison of his own. “It was an inappropriate analogy—I think a much better analogy would have been brother and sister, don’t you?” Commence awkward silence.

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