Hilarious Kentucky Bill Requires Men to Get Wives' Permission to Obtain Viagra

Feb 15 2016

Hilarious Kentucky Bill Requires Men to Get Wives’ Permission to Obtain Viagra

Kentucky state Rep. Mary Lou Marzian is proposing a bill that would require men to get a note from their wives before purchasing Viagra or other erectile dysfunction drugs.

In keeping with the state’s strong Christian values, Marzian’s legislation would require a Viagra-seeking man 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.”

Rep. Marzian proposed her legislation in order to make a serious pro-choice point a week after Kentucky passed two laws restricting abortion. One will force women to consult with a doctor 24 hours before having an abortion. The other, a thinly veiled attempt to humiliate women who seek to terminate a pregnancy, requires doctors to perform ultrasounds and “describe the unborn baby” to the patient.

The strongly pro-choice Marzian emphasizes her bill’s similarly “pro-family values” element.

“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,” she tells WDRB.

Marzian’s tongue-in-cheek bill also feigns concern for the safety of the patient. The proposed legislation would require men to see a doctor twice before getting prescribed Viagra.