Alabama state Sen. Del Marsh (R) said in a recent radio interview he’s worried the legalization of same-sex marriage could become a financial burden, ThinkProgress reported Monday.
“You gotta look at the financial aspect of it,” Marsh said during an interview on the “Dale Jackson Show,” broadcast on WVNN in Athens, Ala. “Let’s face it. If gay marriage is approved, I assume that those types of unions, those people would be entitled to Social Security benefits, insurance. Where does it end?”
“I wonder if the federal government is looking at the actual cost to the government when they look at an issue like this,” he added.
A federal judge struck down Alabama’s ban on gay marriage on Jan. 23. ThinkProgress reported that the decision, which is temporarily stayed pending an appeal, is set to take effect next week.
Listen to Marsh’s comments, via ThinkProgress: