Sure, they’re winning a battle here and there, but it’s only a matter of time before gay marriage is going to be legal.
Well, a federal judge in Louisiana apparently isn’t a fan of gay Americans having the right to marry. And in his ruling that upheld Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriage, he gave what I feel might just be the most ridiculous argument against gay marriage I’ve ever heard.
For example, must the states permit or recognize a marriage between an aunt and niece? Aunt and nephew? Brother/brother? Father and child? May minors marry? Must marriage be limited to only two people? What about a transgender spouse? Is such a union same-gender or male-female? All such unions would undeniably be equally committed to love and caring for one another, just like the plaintiffs.
So, let me get this straight. Allowing two, consenting adults of the same sex to marry might open the door for inter-family marriage, polygamy and underage marriage?
And how, exactly, would heterosexual marriage not do the same thing?
It’s shocking that this is a federal judge who’s supposed to interpret the law when it’s clear in this ridiculous ruling that he’s nothing more than a homophobe.
His ruling makes absolutely zero sense. Hell, I’m surprised he didn’t throw in marrying animals just for good measure. He might as well have. It couldn’t have made his comments any more ignorant or absurd than they already are.
Want to know an easy way to “define marriage” without opening the floodgates on all sorts of ridiculous marriages? Here’s how:
Marriage is a legal agreement between two (and only two) consenting adults, who aren’t related by blood.
That’s it. Simple, right?
This isn’t a complicated issue. Same-sex marriage isn’t some slippery-slope toward people marrying their toasters or favorite family member. For anyone to actually try to make that argument is both ridiculous and disgusting. These types of arguments are nothing more than ignorance personified.
If someone wants to oppose same-sex marriage simply because they don’t agree with same-sex marriage, that’s fine. It’s ignorant, but at least they’re being honest. But for someone to sit there and try to perpetuate this idea that same-sex marriage opens the door for these other kinds of outlandish types of marriages is simply pathetic.
If someone wants to be a bigot, then they should at least have the courage to just admit that they are. But don’t try to insult our intelligence by trying to justify that bigotry with asinine reasoning like this.