Next Stop: Polygamy!
What could liberals possibly want after same-sex “marriage”?
The answer is: a whole lot. Conservatives have always argued that redefining marriage is just the tip of the iceberg. But don’t take our word for it.
Take Jillian Keenan’s or Fredrik Deboer’s. They’re just part of the growing post-ruling chorus of activists to throw open the gates to polygamy. And under the Left’s logic, why not? With love and consent as the Court’s only conditions, group marriage won’t be far behind this latest redefinition.
In an article for Slate not too long ago, Keenan argued, “The definition of marriage is plastic,” Keenan tells readers. “…Marriage between two consenting adults is not inherently more or less ‘correct’ than marriage among three (or four, or six) consenting adults… So let’s fight for marriage equality — and then let’s keep fighting. We’re not done yet.”
Deboer’s new Politico column mainstreams the idea even more. “Now that we’ve defined that love and devotion and family isn’t driven by gender alone, why should it be limited to just two individuals?”
According to Gallup, Americans could probably be persuaded. In just 14 years, support for polygamy has more than doubled — the result of Hollywood’s broad desensitization campaign. In Chief Justice John Roberts’s dissent, he recognized the slippery slope his country is on.
“It is striking how much of the majority’s reasoning would apply with equal force to the claim of a fundamental right to plural marriage. If ‘[t]here is dignity in the bond between two men or two women who seek to marry and in their autonomy to make such profound choices,’ why would there be any less dignity in the bond between three people who, in exercising their autonomy, seek to make the profound choice to marry? If a same-sex couple has the constitutional right to marry because their children would otherwise ‘suffer the stigma of knowing their families are somehow lesser,’ why wouldn’t the same reasoning apply to a family of three or more persons raising children?”
Gay activists have rejected that argument out of convenience. They refused to sacrifice any of their own political legitimacy on a deeply unpopular relationship like group marriage — even though the same arguments apply. For years, FRC has argued that polygamy would be the next legal shoe to drop.
Now that the mainstream media is coming clean about the threat, maybe more people will take it seriously.
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