In an attempt to cure “the gay” or curb people from acting out on symptoms of the “gay,” the Pennsylvania Department of Health has inserted itself into the Commonwealth’s gay marriage debate by suing the Montgomery County Register of Wills Bruce Hanes. By filing the the Writ of Mandamus, the PA DoH claims that “[Bruce Hanes’] actions are in direct defiance of the express policy of the Commonwealth that ‘marriage shall be between one man and one woman.” The filing goes on to state that issuing licenses to same-sex couples “risks causing serious and limitless harm to the public throughout the commonwealth and beyond.” So here are some obvious questions for the Pennsylvania Department of Health:
- Why is the Pennsylvania Department of Health suing over this issue?
- How does issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples “risk causing serious and limitless harm to the public throughout the commonwealth and beyond?”
- With these “risks to the public,” is the Department of Health acknowledging that “the gay” is a contagious disease?
- Will this contagious disease destroy the sanctity of marriage?
- Did State Representative Daryl Metcalfe edit the lawsuit before it was filed?
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Petition filed by the PA. Department of Health