To make the citizens forget that he blew their tax money on a gold statue of the Sugar Smack Dig 'Em Frog, Mayor West drafts a bill that will make all same-sex marriages illegal, which is a problem for Brian (who goes to great lengths to have the bill vetoed so his gay cousin Jasper can marry his Filipino boyfriend), Chris (who only agrees with the anti-gay marriage bill so he can feel up a BlondeRepublicanSexKitten at school), and Lois (who was raised to think that heterosexual marriage is the only acceptable marriage in the world).
* BrickJoke: While looking through Carter's candy jar, Stewie finds the keys to a Volkswagen Scirocco. Later, Mayor West drops the gay marriage ban after Brian gives him them courtesy of Stewie.
* GrammarNazi: Mort insists that the name of "Dig 'Em" be corrected to "Dig Them".
-->'''Mort:''' You're not welcome in Quahog, Dig Them.
* HypocriticalHumor: [[DirtyOldMan Herbert and Quagmire]] refuse to sign Brian's gay marriage petition and call him a pervert for doing so.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Lois when she realizes that her views on gay marriage were the result of her parents' poor excuse for a marriage.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: After Mayor West wastes taxpayer money on a gold statue of the Sugar Smacks frog mascot "Dig 'Em", he announces that there will be tax hikes that have absolutely nothing to do with the statue.
* TheUnintelligible: {{ComicStrip/Popeye}} is depicted as this, which is presented as being due to a stroke.