Wednesday, January 11, 2012 3:56:42 PM
I can't make a distinction between gay marriage and polygamy. I`m not sure how you could legally abridge gay marriage as a civil rights issue and not allow polygamy. It`s all consenting adults. More to the point, I think it`s a very bad idea fto try and craft legislation around the idea of `love` as a requirement for marriage...so I can`t see why we wouldn`t allow two platonic friends of any gender to marry and receive all of the same rights and privelages as traditional marriage. And again, that would have to extend to polygamists.
And that`s where the whole gay marriage debate becomes sticky for me. Not because I have personal issues with two gay people being in love, wanting to share their lives, and wanting to have the same sort of legal protections of that type of partnership. It becomes an issue of where do you draw the line and why? It`s hard to argue that we should legalize gay marriage but not legalize platonic polygamist marriages as well.
Monday, January 9, 2012 3:29:13 PM
Musuko: Marriage is a privilege, not a right, that's why they are licensed. The government recognizes that marriages create families and family units are special. Families get tax breaks, families are valued in American society because they produce good citizens and promote good values.
Gays don`t procreate, they are a DNA dead-end that promotes more DNA dead-ends, promiscuity, and bad values. Gays have a much higher incidence of drug and alcohol abuse and that is not conducive to a good society.
Celebs are not `normal` either, Fame can warp people`s minds and egos in ways that are hard to understand. Using them as some prime example of `straightness` is facetious.