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Iowa Rep. Dwayne Alons: Normal People Live Longer Because They're Not Gay

Think Progress blogger Igor Volsky cornered Iowa marriage repeal sponsor Rep. Dwayne Alons to ask him if he agrees with local anti-gay activists that "same-sex marriage is worse for public health than smoking." His response:
Well, look at all that has been spent, you know, with the AIDS and with the issues related to the dying at an early age. I think life, longevity, of a lot of these folks is below 50, when you know, the normal people that do not enter into that kind of relationship, their either late into their 70s or early 80s for longevity. A lot more actual productive years and contributing to society.
Here's Volsky's clip, which is getting play on local TV.

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