Saturday, February 13, 2016

Kentucky Lawmaker Wants Viagra Available Only to Married Faithful Men and Only with Wives' Approval

by Nomad

If it is good for the goose, the old saying goes, it should be good for the gander. In Kentucky, the government intrusion into the private lives of its citizens just took a step toward equality. 


According to a recent article from WDRB.com, if one Kentucky lawmaker has her way, men will have to swear on a Bible to be good little boys if they wish to enjoy the life-changing pharmaceuticals for erectile dysfunction. 
Democratic Rep. Mary Lou Marzian has introduced a bill in the Kenturky legislature wich would require men to be married and to have two office visits with a healthcare practitioner before getting a prescription for an erectile dysfunction drug such as Viagra or Cialis.
Single men would be out of luck. Horn-dawgs will just have to suck it up. They ought to feel relief that there was no mention of a mandatory prostate probe.
But there were other provisions to the draft bill.
Marzian’s bill would also require a man seeking an erectile dysfunction drug to get a signed and dated letter of approval from his spouse and to “make a sworn statement with his hand on a Bible that he will only use a prescription for a drug for erectile dysfunction when having sexual relations with his current spouse.”
As outrageous as it might sound, Marizan has a point to make. House Bill 396 is not exactly what it seems. Marizan explained in an interview that she wondered exactly how men might feel about the government injecting itself into their private medical decisions.

It would, she implied, provide a little gender equality, Why shouldn't the government insert itself into the personal, private decisions of men-" since we have already inserted it into our personal, private decisions of women."

She added,
"We are very 'family values' in the Kentucky General Assembly -- they are all awash in Christian, family values, so that's why I put that part in there that (erectile pills) can only be used in a marital relationship."
While the bill may not be 100% serious, the point she is trying to make is certainly an important one. 
If nothing else, it might make Marizan's male counterparts in the Kentucky legislature think twice about passing laws that attempt to police the private bedrooms of Paducah and life decisions in Louisville.


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