Tuesday, June 23, 2009

If prohibiting same-sex marriage is discriminatory, then disallowing any other marital grouping will also be deemed discriminatory


If society permits same-sex marriage, it also will have to allow other types of marriage. The legal logic is simple: If prohibiting same-sex marriage is discriminatory, then disallowing polygamous marriage, polyamorous marriage, or any other marital grouping will also be deemed discriminatory. The emotional and psychological ramifications of these assorted arrangements on the developing psyches and sexuality of children would be disastrous. And what happens to the children of these alternative marriages if the union dissolves and each parent then “remarries”? Those children could end up with four fathers, or two fathers and four mothers, or, you fill in the blank.

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1 comment:

Pop said...

The biological constraints of reproduction would necessitate each child has only one father and one mother.
While the child of a same sex couple would have two female or male carers they would still have traditional biological parent pairings.
With the current rates of divorce and those who reoffend I'm sure there are children who currently have four mothers/fathers whilst their biological parents remain in heterosexual relationships.
The mind boggles.