The Huffington Post today asks these questions:
Do you support the concept of gay marriage?
Do you support the concept of polygamy?
If so, why? If not, why not?
It’s quite simple, really. As an American, I believe in freedom. One of the foremost freedoms set forth in the bill of rights is freedom of religion. There are absolutely no arguments against gay marriage or polygamy that are not firmly rooted in a particular religious belief. To deprive our fellow Americans of the freedom to marry whomever they please is an affront to our way of life. It’s no less bigoted than the long-since vanquished laws preventing inter-racial marriages. All attempts to “defend marriage” are really attempts to force other people into doing things “your” way or not at all.
Furthermore, it’s none of my, your, or the government’s damned business who’s fucking who, or who lives with who, or who makes a life-long commitment to who. Indeed, commitment is the only thing really involved in marriage, as there’s no law forcing married people to have sex with each other (much as some guys wish there was) or live together. Saying that Tom and Steve can’t make a commitment to each other is tantamount to saying they can’t enter into a legal contract with one another, and that is an incredibly scary precedent if followed through to the extreme.
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