Friday, April 24, 2009
Gay Marriage and Polygamy
Winston Blackmore is a polygamist in Canada who has a case headed for the Canadian Supreme Court. Blackmore is arguing that if it is OK for gays to marry, why should polygamy be illegal? After all, the argument in support of gay marriage is that what consenting adults do sexually should not be regulated by the government. Based on this logic, there is no reason that polygamy should be illegal.
Polygamy is the norm in primitive societies. So a return to polygamy would in many ways be a return to the jungle. The top status males would horde most of the women. This would result in many men without a partner and a family. In such situations, these men tend to turn feral and not support civilization.