Apparently, according to the yahoos at the American Family Association, if gays are allowed to marry, that literally opens the door for polyamory right then and there. Those of you in polyamorous relationships need only fight for gay marriage, I guess! It’s awesome that the bar for polyamory was that low, that we could fix two sets of injustices by fixing one of them! Should be seriously heartening news to everyone presently unable to celebrate their love officially, and obtain legal protections for their loved ones.
As far as I’m concerned, entering into a legally binding contract of any sort with another entity is a matter of informed consent. Marriage is simply a predefined contract that confers certain legal rights and obligations to go with your pair-bonding — there are no religious connotations on this side of the reality divide. And if the only real issue is consent, that legally binding contracts like marriage could be entered into by informed, consenting adults of any number, then I seriously doubt people will be able to prove that buildings or cars or dogs are capable of informed consent. These fuckwits and their slippery slope arguments always take it just one step too far to make their point, even if the point they have to make is invalid on its face. No, you can’t marry the Eiffel Tower if the Eiffel Tower can’t consent, so STFU.
What should it matter if gays are allowed to engage in pair bonding rituals like straights, and have the same legal rights and obligations that the rest of us have? If you don’t like gay marriage, don’t fucking get one. End of discussion.
Next it’ll be cats and dogs living together. TOTAL CHAOS.
Hat tip to Right Wing Watch.