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October 26, 2008


San Francisco (AP) -- The onset of gay marriage in the United States has ruined the lives of straight people, say an overwhelming majority of struggling and rageful heterosexual married couples.

Since the legalization of gay marriage in states like California, Connecticut and Massachusetts, 95% of heterosexual couples say that they can no longer enjoy their married lives at all and are feeling despondent and depressed over it. Sixty-seven percent say food doesn't taste as good; 55% say they no longer relate to their spouse; 23% they no longer perceive different colors; 10% said they can't touch animals or certain kinds of synthetic fabric; and an overwhelming 98% say that they no longer enjoy the act of sexual intercourse.

"Gay marriage has just ruined everything," said Wayne Betancourt of Franklin, Mississippi. "I feel like we're all just walking around in a state of waking death at my house. And I know my neighbors feel the same way. Marriage used to be sitting down to dinner with my wife and talking about our day. Now evidently it's supposed to be some kind of trannie Wigstock Festival listening to Kylie Minogue. I'm just shattered."

"The other night my husband was making love to me," said Rachel Haddingfield. "And just as he was about to reach orgasm, he stopped and said, 'I don't know why I bother Rachel. I mean, in today's gay world, I might as well be cornholing you instead.' I knew that was the beginning of the end. We're barely speaking now."

Since the first gay marriages were first made legal in San Francisco several years ago, heterosexual couples claim that their interpersonal domestic lives have been directly impacted, marked by strained communication, emotional outbursts, food phobia, psoriasis, mange and worst of all, passive-aggressive behavior such as an unwillingness to speak or take out the garbage and pay bills.

"This is only a guess, but I'd say we've lost about $4 trillion in productivity because of this," said gas station attendant Lance Bangs.

Since the Supreme Court a few years ago found what many scholars say is an implicit right of gays to marry, most heterosexuals say that their belief in the legitimacy of their own marriages has now been irretrievably shaken. The divorce rate among them is now 50%.

"Can you imagine?" says John McManus of the Pew research institute. "Fifty percent! That's half of American married people whose lives have been ruined. All by a certain group of people, I won't say which, who want to turn a Christian institution into La Cage aux Folles ."

"My son tried to commit suicide last week," said Foster Harrigan, a truck driver in Olympia, Washington. He refused to elaborate.

Among the traumatic feelings heterosexuals have felt since the first reports of legal gay marriage are less attraction to their spouses; worries that they themselves or their children might be gay; an unsettled feeling that all marriage is no longer valid and their relationships are thus likely to dissolve in confusion; post-coital depression; post-nasal drip; bleeding ulcers; wild swings in the stock market; and wild anxiety about a new age of violent, gay frontier justice.

"I hope the gays are happy," said Wayne Rangel, a postal employee from Osh Kosh, Wisconsin. "They are selfish, selfish people and now their selfishness has penetrated the most intimate, sacred areas of my life. I just can't look at my wife the same way knowing that our well-founded, healthy red-blooded heterosexual love has been turned into a mockery, a joke and a sham. Evidently now, according to the U.S. Constitution I can't be married now unless I'm willing to be fisted by a male stranger in a Berlin bathroom stall. Am I supposed to kneel somewhere? How does this work?"

Many voiced concern that with the likely surge in gay ceremonies being performed, they won't even know how to be married anymore.

"I mean, when I come home, do I ask my wife for a foot rub and have a romantic dinner or am I supposed to dress up like Dorothy, lube up with KY and watch Melrose Place ?" asked Glenn Davis from upstate California. "I mean, we're sitting at home now looking at each other like we've completely lost the script. It's just dead silence for hours. Is it me? Am I going crazy?"

"These are our lives!" insisted kindergarten teach Grace McCutcheon of Terre Haute, Indiana. "Marriage is a sacred Christian institution. It's not an episode of Wonder Woman . I don't think the gays understand that."

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