The National Organization for Protection of Marriage has begun soliciting signatures to convince legislators in all 50 states to ban obese people from marrying. Maggie Gaylaher, the Founder of the group, notes that obesity is the leading cause of heart disease, diabetes and other ailments and thus premature death.
“Children deserve a mother and a father. If either or both are obese, it’s more likely that those children will wind up in a single parent environment and destroy the traditional family,” she said.
Ms. Gaylaher further argues that genetics will predispose the children to obesity, adding a further burden to our already strained health care system.
“This is not what traditional families should look or be like,” she says. “First is obesity, then single parent families. We must put an end to it now before it’s too late.”
So far the group has obtained two signatures, that of Ms. Gaylaher and her husband.
“Obesity is an epidemic. Society and our schools are teaching our children that it’s okay to be fat. This has made it difficult to gain support. Gluttony is a perversion of the laws of nature and a sin according to God. It should not be accepted or taught in our classrooms.”
Opponents of the proposal from the Human Obesity Campaign released a statement declaring the proposal absurd. Joe Solmaneate, the HOC President told jaysays.com in an exclusive interview, “Over the course of this campaign we will be fighting back. On March 4th, the Human Obesity Campaign will protest this disgusting bid by holding our annual fundraiser, Eat for Equality.”