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

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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.