A different kind of love

So when I talk about gay marriage one of the things that people mention is “what is next?” they talk about incest,polygamy, marriage to beasts, marriage to things? By the time they get to marriage of things, I am rolling my eyes. Who loves a thing like I love my fiance? I guess this documentary has me feeling the need to be more open minded.

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3 Comments

  1. tanglethis said,

    February 6, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Ooh, I can’t watch the video right now (at school) but I read a little about this. I’ll check it out later to see what’s up.

    But to me, the big – HUGE! – problem about those “what’s next?” arguments is that they lack understanding about one very – HUGELY – important thing. Consent. Now, I realize that consent in marriage is a new concept, historically speaking, but that’s how we roll right now: marriage is a legal union between two consenting adults. That throws marriage to beasts, to things, and to children right out the window, because none of those groups can legally consent. Incest is a trickier topic, because in so many cases there is abuse or violation of consent… but really, polygamy should be none of anyone’s business as long as all parties (a) consent and (b) have equal protection under the law. (Which, again, is what was missing in the FLDS compounds.)
    It should be easy as pie for two consenting adults of any gender to be legally united, because we already have laws for that (just take out the absurd gender-specific language). It would just require a little more inventive law-writing to make this the case for poly joined unions. OMG THESIS PROJECT, Richard!

  2. Tayo-D said,

    May 30, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Marriage is not all about consent. It’s about the future. Its about children. Its about sustaining the society, and raising up the next generation.

    I learnt in my social studies class that the nuclear family consisting of the father, mother and the child(ren) is the smallest unit and the building block of the society. Can same be honestly said about homosexual unions or families?

  3. kyoske said,

    May 31, 2009 at 12:03 am

    I don’t think marriage ALL about consent, but it is certainly something that is and should be involved. I don’t really see what marriage has to do with procreation, so it seems to have very little do with the future. Marriage does not have to be about children.

    Also, what about nuclear families which adopted children? I could say the same thing about homosexual unions or homosexual couples with children. So yes I can honestly say the same thing about them. I also don’t think society is only made up of one type of block, and builders use many different types of stones to build.


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