Matt Bevin on Civil Rights
Why not define marriage as a parent marrying their child?
Bevin suggested that legalizing same-sex marriages could lead to marriages between a parent and child: "If it's all right to have same-sex marriages, why not define a marriage--because at the end of the day a lot of this ends up being taxes and who can
visit who in the hospital and there's other repressions and things that come with it--so a person may want to define themselves as being married to one of their children so that they can then in fact pass on certain things to that child financially and
otherwise," Bevin said on a conservative talk-radio show. "Where do you draw the line?"
Bevin's campaign spokeswoman pushed back on reports on Bevin's comments: to suggest Bevin drew a connection between same-sex marriage and marriage between a child
and a parent was a "gross misrepresentation of what Matt said. He sees no comparison between gay marriage and incest. He was discussing the implications of the legal rights such as hospital visitations. To imply otherwise is ridiculous," she said.
Source: The Hill blog on 2014 Kentucky Senate race
, Feb 20, 2014
Marriage is between a man and a woman
Matt supports marriage as
traditionally defined between a man and a woman.
Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, MattBevin.com, "Issues"
, Oct 25, 2013
Page last updated: Apr 18, 2020