Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin experiences Anti-Viagra Law

Funny Anti-Viagra Law Aimed At Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin?

In Kentucky, women are taking a stand against the newly elected governor, Matt Bevin, and they may be using humor to do it.

In addition to the hashtag #AskMattBevinAboutMyVag that was popular on Twitter on February 12, a Kentucky state senator is also taking a jab at Matt Bevin by entering a new bill that will require men to ask their wives’ permission to get a prescription for erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra and Cialis.

Since the new year, Kentucky has been under a barrage of new changes caused by Matt Bevin being elected to office as governor.

Matt Bevin expected to vote on Cialis and Viagra restrictions
Viagra and Cialis are under attack in Kentucky in a new bill proposed to Matt Bevin. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

For instance, within a month of being elected, Matt Bevin demoted Kentucky Division of Forestry Director, Leah MacSwords, according to WFPL. Instead, Leah MacSwords chose to retire, but was deeply concerned that Matt Bevin would not fill the job quickly enough.

According to the Courier-Journal, along with the $1.37 billion Kentucky tourism industry, the bourbon industry is also dependent on Leah MacSword’s leadership with Kentucky’s department of forestry for their multi-million dollar bourbon barrel industry.

Another way that Matt Bevin may be shooting the state in the foot is with his firing of the executive director of the Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission, Arnita Gadson, according to the Courier-Journal.

This action by Matt Bevin can be confusing to voters since Kentucky has a well-known record for having the poorest air quality in America according to a 2015 “State of the Air” report from the American Lung Association.

According to Healthy KY, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America said in 2012 that Louisville, Kentucky is one of the “most challenging places to live with asthma in U.S.”

However, under Arnita Gadson’s term in office, Louisville, Kentucky lost its 2011 position in the top-ten most polluted cities in America and is now at number 15.

On top of this, along with supporting the anti-gay marriage issues surrounding Kim Davis, Matt Bevin has also taken a stab at banning the Obama Affordable Healthcare Act initiative, Kynect.

Kentucky happens to be one of the states that needs health care the most, according to the New York Times, but NPR reported that Matt Bevin started dismantling the program as soon as he took office in January.

Kentucky has already spent over $200 million from a federal grant on their state healthcare program, and WLKY reported on February 9, that the feds are demanding that Matt Bevin return almost $60 million that Kentucky has remaining for Kynect.

In fact, the situation is so severe that the former Kentucky governor, Steve Beshear, has stepped up to denounce Matt Bevin for his healthcare tomfoolery. WAVE 3 reports on February 11, that Beshear’s supporters have launched a website called Save KY Healthcare, and the website states the following in response to Matt Bevin’s actions.

“If critics of the Affordable Care Act can turn back the clock on Kentucky, the state with the most successful health insurance expansion in the nation, they can do it almost anywhere. We must not allow that to happen.”

Adding to his proposed changes, firings and threats, Matt Bevin has also been active in blocking Planned Parenthood from conducting legal abortions in the state of Kentucky.

On February 2, the first bill that Matt Bevin signed as Kentucky Governor was an anti-abortion legislative “informed consent” piece aimed at retaliating against Planned Parenthood that was immediately struck down as being illegal, according to WCPO.

Instead of standing aside while Matt Bevin puts years of legislative changes into the paper shredder, Kentucky state senator, Mary Lou Marzian, may be returning Bevin’s surrealism with a taste of her own.

Perhaps showing her contempt for Matt Bevin’s reign, Senator Marzian has now placed a new bill on the governor’s desk that asks men to jump through a few hoops before they get a prescription for erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra and Cialis.

According to the Courier-Journal, KY Senator Mary Lou Marzian proposes the following.

“Kentucky men would have to visit a doctor twice and have signed permission from their wives before obtaining a prescription for Viagra or other such drugs for erectile dysfunction.”

About her reasoning for the bill Matt Bevin may sign, Senator Marzian says that it is “about family values” and that she wants “to protect these men from themselves.”

Other language in this newly proposed bill for Matt Bevin to consider requires “a 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.”

New laws may mean erectile dysfunction drugs become scarce in Kentucky if Matt Bevin approves
If Matt Bevin approves, erectile dysfunction drugs may be scarce for single men in Kentucky. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Ultimately, Governor Matt Bevin wants to legalize marijuana, as previously reported by the Inquisitr, but some Kentucky voters are not pleased with him — and they are showing their contempt for Matt Bevin with Twitter hashtags like #AskMattBevinAboutMyVag and Facebook pages such as F*** Matt Bevin.

On Twitter, one disgruntled Kentuckian says “[Matt Bevin] Should I switch my uterus over to coal power to get you to stop regulating it #askbevinaboutmyvag.”

Alternatively, Matt Bevin supporters tweet that his interest in Louisville college sports makes him a “cool guy.”

Another Matt Bevin fan tweets, “I’ve never met [Matt Bevin], but his love for the Lord [and] his family, makes me believe he’s a good dude! Glad he’s #kygov [and] supports [Southern Baptist Theological Seminary]!”

Despite the fact that there were multiple accounts of voter fraud, according to Addicting Info, Matt Bevin continues to stand as Kentucky governor.

At this time, no official documents or petitions online conclude that there are moves to have Matt Bevin impeached or removed from office.

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