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Published on June 29th, 2015 | by anonymous

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Is same-sex marriage the slippery slope to Polygamy?

Many people are wondering if same-sex marriage will lead to polygamy. It’s possible, but one thing is for sure, traditional marriage is losing its virtue.

“The marriage equality movement has been both the best and worst thing that could happen for legally sanctioned polygamy. The best, because that movement has required a sustained and effective assault on “traditional marriage” arguments that reflected no particular point of view other than that marriage should stay the same because it’s always been the same. In particular, the notion that procreation and child-rearing are the natural justification for marriage has been dealt a terminal injury….But the marriage equality movement has been curiously hostile to polygamy, and for a particularly unsatisfying reason: short-term political need. ” – Fredrik DeBoer

 

 

Many people think that same-sex marriage is a slippery slope for polygamy, over looking the fact that American principles are to blame and they didn’t start with gay marriage.


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