Quote Of The Day

“To me, the only argument against gay marriage worth taking seriously is simply this: we have an institution which is vital enough to appear in almost all known human societies, and while the forms can differ greatly, it seems to always and everywhere take the form of a contract between a man and a woman. Assuming that social structures go through some pretty hefty darwinian selection, that’s important data. We could be in the position of a mad scientist who thinks that if two arms are good, eight would be better . . . only to find that his top-heavy creature cannot stand on its own feet”. —Jane Galt, arguing that justification for gay marriage can be justification for polygamy

2 Responses to “Quote Of The Day”

  1. LaurenceB says:

    I think Galt’s characterization of man-woman marriage as natural “evolution” is a bit of a stretch, but I generally agree with Galt’s contention that gay marriage cracks the door open a bit for polygamous marriage.

    That having been said, I’m frankly not overly concerned about the idea of someone having more than one spouse. As long as all parties are consenting adults I don’t really see a big problem. (I’m obviously missing a morality gene somewhere.)

  2. msondo says:

    Marriage… polygamy… why do we need more laws telling us what we can and can’t do? I’m a married man and granted, my wife and I have our own complex social structure, but it is not going to be affected by anything anybody else does. Let people construct themselves however they want.

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