Would you mind explaining your logical connection between gay marriage and polygamy? More to the point.. do you actually have a solid argument against gay marriage that stands on its own merits without resorting to the slippery slope polygamy non sequitur?
Want more? With a sweep of the pen I can allow a man to marry a corporation and sell shares of his wife if you'd like.
Argument against gay marriage on its own? How about utilizing the legislative and republican form of government to enact change, rather than judicial activisim? Were women granted the right to vote by judicial interpretation, or was it through the systems incorporated into our system of government? How about equal rights in voting and representation?
Can you give a coherent argument, in light of Amendments 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 23, and 26 to the US Constitution, for gay marriage?
Society really does have vested interested in the creation of heterosexual families. Children (of any sexual inclination) need both male and female adult role models. That many heterosexual couples fail to provide for this is no reason to add more potential failures to the pool.
In countries where gay marriage (or something identical to it) has been tried, marriage rates drop. There is probably a perception that viewing marriage as another social right extended to everybody devalues the status of marriage and makes the obligations more burdensome. There is a corresponding increase in shack-up couples and a damaging effect on children who are forced to live with their parents' current sex interest. This leads to higher rates of child abuse.
But even if we are all happy about that, there really is no denying that same-sex marriage does open the door to other types of marriage. How can it not? If there is no moral objection to two women marrying each other then there is no moral objection to three women marrying one man or one man marrying three other men.
I would prefer to see some kind of contractual arrangement that would provide benefits to people who live together (any people - roommates, elderly siblings, parent and grown child). Leave marriage to the religious communities. You file your mutual contract with the State but you can only apply for a marriage through your own church and that church can certainly deny you.
Some fake churches may be created to offer nontraditional "marriages" but I doubt it would be much of any issue.
If you look at survey data an overwhelming amout of young adults (18-29) favor gay marriage...It is about 2-1 in support...This suggests it's only a matter of time before gay marriage is legal in the United States.
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