Last week we reported on the creation of a new group dedicated to oppose marriage equality and feminism, the Center for Marriage Policy, which was founded with the help of Phyllis Schlafly and led by David Usher. According to Usher, feminists created the idea of marriage equality in order to marginalize men, arguing that “sexual orientation does not matter” because women want to marry their female friends and “have as many boyfriends as they want, and capture the richest ones for baby-daddies by ‘forgetting’ to use their invisible forms of birth control.”
Yesterday, Usher appeared on The Janet Mefferd Show to expand on his claims that feminists “came up with the concept of gay marriage,” telling Mefferd that feminists are using marriage equality as a ploy to convince women to marry each other and collect welfare from the government:
Usher: What happened was back in the late 80s, feminists decided that the only way to fix the structural problem of the single income family is to make it possible for any two welfare mothers to marry each other. But they couldn’t come out of the box saying, ‘hey we want welfare mothers to be able to marry each other’ because nobody would buy it, so they had to come up with a game that would work. And of course feminists being what they are, being really good at coming up with equality-based arguments that are as phony as a four dollar bill, they came up with the concept of gay marriage.