In the last few days, several diaries have appeared proposing that marriage equality would / could /should lead to legal recognition of polygamous relationships. One diarist stated that he was in a relationship with 2 women and they all wanted to be married – he was bojo’d in short order. Another diary discussed that since watching a reality show, the diarist now sees polygamist families are really nice people – they should have their commitments legally sanctioned too.
I am so over this false equivalence between same sex marriage and polygamy. Homosexuality is an innate feature. One has as much control over it as their eye color or their height. LGBT folks want only the same rights an any heterosexual married family - no more, no less. Perhaps I may be persuaded by scientific research in the future, but polygamy is not innate.
As for the other slippery slope arguments – ie. marrying children - there are already statutes regulating when minors can marry in most states. The absurd human / animal marriages? Well, last I checked, animals do not have to pay inheritance tax.
Can we stop all these lame slippery slope arguments?