Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert
unleashed an unforgiving attack on Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin for
halting the processing of same-sex military benefits.
At Fallin's direction, state-owned
National Guard bases will no longer process any military spouse
benefit applications rather than serve gay couples.
Mary Fallin halts processing of benefits rather than serve gay
“Thankfully, one brave state,
Oklahoma, is fighting to remain Oklahetera,” Colbert's satirical
conservative character told The
Colbert Report viewers. “Its constitution already bans
same-sex marriage, otherwise Oklahoma would be a gay mecca. I mean
think about all the things it has to offer the gays. The musical. …
“So Oklahoma did the right thing and
took away some rights.”
“Now, according to some obscure U.S.
Constitution, denying rights to a specific minority group is illegal.
So, Governor Fallin is assuring that all Okla-humans are treated
equally by ordering state-owned National Guard facilities to stop
processing all military spouse benefits.”
“Now, Governor Fallin is setting a
great precedent here. Rather than provide any services for gay
people, the government should refuse to provide them for everyone.
Because once a gay person gets something, it gets their gay all over
Colbert suggested shutting down the
fire department: “If I find out that firefighters also rescue gay
people, suddenly it will seem gay for me to have their calendar.”
He concluded: “Governor Fallin, I've
heard that gay people in Oklahoma enjoy the scent of your state
flower, the Oklahoma rose, just as much as straight people do. So,
you should order everyone in your state to cut off their noses to
spite the gays. 'Cause you're kinda doing it already.”