Gary Glenn, the head of the American Family Association of Michigan who ran for the U.S. Senate last year and failed miserably, is now running for a seat in the Michigan House of Representatives. And he’s offering up this pretextual position on marriage equality:
Glenn also has been an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage and said he would support any efforts to restrict legal marriage and any associated government benefits to marriages “between a man and a woman.”
Though the candidate said he has ethical and statistical arguments for his opposition to same-sex marriage, he argued that the economic impact of offering benefits to same-sex couples would aggravate budget woes.
“We’re talking about something that would be a significant burden on taxpayers,” Glenn said.