Do insurance companies have to worry about Chuck and Larry style hijacking of domestic partner benefits in light of the current gay marriage debate? Georgia GOP Congresswoman Sue Everhart thinks so, Huffington Post reports.
Everhart told the Marietta Daily Journal that straight people might enter into fraudulent gay marriages to obtain benefits.
“You may be as straight as an arrow, and you may have a friend that is as straight as an arrow,” she told the Journal. “Say you had a great job with the government where you had this wonderful health plan. I mean, what would prohibit you from saying that you’re gay, and y’all get married and still live as separate, but you get all the benefits? I just see so much abuse in this it’s unreal. I believe a husband and a wife should be a man and a woman, the benefits should be for a man and a woman. There is no way that this is about equality. To me, it’s all about a free ride.”
Read more at the Huffington Post.