Are those who are against gay marriage just afraid it is a slippery slope to polygamy?

Some of those who are against gay marriage do cite that very reason, as well of lots of other things (like bestiality and incest, for example).

&quot:A classic example of the reductio ad absurdum fallacy, it is calculated to create fear in the mind of anyone hearing the argument. It is, of course, absolutely without any merit based on experience. If the argument were true, wouldn’t that have already happened in countries where forms of legalized gay marriage already exist? Wouldn’t they have ‘slid’ towards legalized incest and bestial marriage? The reality is that a form of gay marriage has been legal in Scandinavian countries for over many years, and no such legalization has happened, nor has there been a clamor for it. It’s a classic scare tactic – making the end scenario so scary and so horrible that the first step should never be taken. Such are the tactics of the fear and hatemongers.

&quot:If concern over the ‘slippery slope were the real motive behind this argument, the advocate of this line of reasoning would be equally vocal about the fact that today, even as you read this, convicted murderers, child molesters, known pedophiles, drug pushers, pimps, black market arms dealers, etc., are quite free to marry, and are doing so. Where’s the outrage? Of course there isn’t any, and that lack of outrage betrays their real motives. This is an anti-gay issue and not a pro marriage issue.&quot:

Yes, but Saudi Arabia is psychotic. Basic intelligence is the slippery slope to gay marriage and polygamy.

When someone truly believes in something, they will use anything they can to justify their thinking. I was reading earlier about this guy who said he isn’t against gay people, but he doesn’t think they should be married.
He said the court systems would be flooded with gay divorces, and then bi people would have to get married (for some reason or another, he decided every bi person would want both a husband and wife) and then polygamists would have to be legal as well.
It’s that crazy logic there that has people up in arms about it. I feel, so long as you are two consenting adults, what does it matter your sex so long as you want to be married? There are people who are getting married solely for status and money. I don’t see how that preserves this &quot:holy&quot: idea of marriage. People have a tendency to fear what they don’t understand…

I miss read you question, but pllygamy is diffrent than gay marriage, unless the guy or lady wants to marry more than one man and woman.

If you look at every major political issue in the last 100years you would see that the main argument is that the world will be in turmoil. Black men getting the vote, women getting the vote, civil rights, interracial marriage, getting rid of the Blue Laws, Social Security, gay marriage, and so on. People are afraid of what they don’t understand. People try and kill or destroy what they are afraid of physically or politically.

That’s an excuse they use to justify their homophobia. The reality is that they couldn’t care less about polygamy or anything else–it’s just another way to revile gay people and keep us from having the same civil rights as heterosexuals.

whats the difference between polygamy and an open marriage? we get what we want out of life regardless what we call it. the only reason gays seek marriage rights as opposed to &quot:civil unions&quot: is because of the way the US government cheated blacks under the &quot:seperate but equal&quot: legislation several decades ago. .

Its the government that cant be trusted to keep things fair sio we have to keep them honest by forcing ourselves under the same legal umbrella as those who make the laws.&quot:Whitey&quot: and &quot:Straightey&quot:

1. I don’t know how polygamy is related to homosexuality.
2. I don’t disagree with polygamy either.

That is one reason, but I fail to see what is wrong with polygamy if done properly.

i think they are just trying to push their religion on the rest of the US. They use the slippery slope argument because the religious argument cant be used with separation of church and state.

I doubt it. The two subjects are totally unconnected. In August, my girlfriend and I are getting married in Canada. Neither of us have any intention whatsoever of marrying anyone else!

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