Democratic Representative Mary Lou Marzian of Louisville, Kentucky, filed a bill on February 11, stating that any man seeking relief for erectile dysfunction from a medical health professional needs to bring in a note from their wife that makes it clear there will be no surprise boners in the marital bedroom—or secret boners straying elsewhere.

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The Courier-Journal reports that Rep. Marzian’s purported motivations for sponsoring House Bill 396 is to protect the public from potential health hazards:

HB 396 also specifies that only married men may obtain the drug and 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.”

Marzian is also a nurse, and she insists the bill is about family values and has nothing to do Kentucky’s Governor Matt Bevin, pictured here squeezing a child:

Under Gov. Bevin’s leadership, Kentucky has seen a number of anti-abortion measures introduced in recent months. Last week, Senate Bill 4 was passed and signed into law by Bevin. SB 4 requires women seeking an abortion to get counseling 24 hours in advance of a procedure, in person or via live telecommunications.

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Okay, you got her, HB 396 is definitely intended as a protest against a predominantly male General Assembly trying to involve themselves in women’s health decisions. Rep. Marzian is also planning to file a bill that would require hopeful gun buyers to speak with victims of gun violence 24 hours in advance of purchase. With all this counseling, it’s almost impossible to get a boner these days.

Images via Flickr/Tim Reckmann and Getty.