Honest question to any of my friends who support gay marriage.
I came across this article today which is showing that polygamy is becoming a more common thing apparently. Three legally married lesbians are expecting their first child. My question is, where does one draw the line on what defines marriage? Marriage supporters for a long time have argued that if you start to stray away from the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman, it creates a slippery slope that would eventually lead to legalized polygamy and pedophilia, and any number of things. Essentially, if marriage isn’t defined as something specific, than there is no real definition at all. Anything can be ‘marriage.’ I’ve personally had conversations about this with friends who support gay marriage that said that would never happen. That it’s just about love, and no one has any right to say what love is to someone else. Well clearly, there are other incidences arising.
In California, there is pending legislation that would recognize three adults as the legal guardian of a child. What happened is there was a lesbian married couple that wanted to have a child. So one of the wives had intercourse with another man, so that she could become pregnant, and did. Now, the law states that because the married wives are the parents, that they have custody. As it turns out now though, the outside man, also wants custody of the child. And the law also states that the biological parents have equal custody. Long story short, the state is about to recognize three ‘parents’ as having equal custody of the child.
And then there is the rise of the North American Man Boy Love Association (NAMBLA for short). Yes, this is a real thing. They advocate entirely abolishing age of consent laws so that a young boy can legally have supposed consensual sex with an adult male. They also have friends in pretty high places. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was an ACLU attorney, actually advocated lowering the age of consent to twelve years old herself. Former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, marched with NAMBLA in a San Francisco gay pride parade.
In 2011, the Senate repealed the ban on bestiality, so now in some circles, if you want to have sex with a pig, you can do so.
So my question in all of this is this: Does marriage mean anything anymore? If marriage is now whatever we feel like, does it carry equal weight? If a 12 year old boy says that he is in love with a 55 year old man, who are you to tell him otherwise? It is ‘love’ after all, right? If three people can be legally married, can four? Five? Ten? Should marriage itself be something unique to one man and one woman? And everything outside of that okay, but just called something else, such as civil unions? Or just two people in general, regardless of gender? But if that’s the case, what about the three lesbian wives in this article?
I’m not being snarky. I know I have my own personal beliefs, but I’m genuinely curious where others stand. But in any case, congrats to the happy throuple?