And so it begins . . . time to legalize polygamy

Now that the Supreme Court has legalized gay marriage nationwide, the liberal online publication Politico insists it’s time for “progressive” activists to set their sights on the next major civil rights cause: polygamous marriage.

Writing for the magazine, columnist Fredrik deBoer argues that conservatives were right when they talked about the “slippery slope” of legalizing same-sex marriages, and he says that’s a good thing.

“With the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling this Friday legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states, social liberalism has achieved one of its central goals,” he wrote. “The question presents itself: Where does the next advance come?”

DeBoer acknowledges that defending polygamy won’t be easy, but he insists it’s the next logical step for “progressive” and liberal activists.

“The answer is going to make nearly everyone uncomfortable,” he writes. “Now that we’ve defined that love and devotion and family isn’t driven by gender alone, why should it be limited to just two individuals?”

The definition of “marriage” apparently needs an entire overhaul, according to deBoer.

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Giving a hat tip to conservatives who saw this argument coming down the pike, he tried to use Chief Justice John Roberts’ dissenting opinion as an inspiration for polygamy advocates to follow in the footsteps of the gay marriage movement.

“This is not an abstract issue,” he argues. “In Chief Justice John Roberts’ dissenting opinion, he remarks, ‘It is striking how much of the majority’s reasoning would apply with equal force to the claim of a fundamental right to plural marriage.’”

DeBoer acknowledges that social acceptance of polygamy is nowhere near that of gay marriage, but nonetheless pushes for “normalizing” the idea in society.

“The marriage equality movement has been curiously hostile to polygamy, and for a particularly unsatisfying reason: short-term political need,” he wrote. “In 2005, a denial of the right to group marriage stemming from political pragmatism made at least some sense. In 2015, after this ruling, it no longer does.”

Apparently liberalism is based on pragmatism, not principle. Because the political winds look favorable, deBoer concludes that the Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage has opened the door to the left’s next “equal rights” cause.

“Given that many of us have argued, to great effect, that deference to tradition is not a legitimate reason to restrict marriage rights to groups that want them, the next step seems clear,” he said. “It’s time to legalize polygamy.”

Let the slippery slope start sliding.

Michael Schaus

Michael Schaus

Michael Schaus is a talk radio host, political humorist, and columnist. Having worked in a wide range of industries (including construction, journalism, and financial services) his perspectives and world views are forged with a deep understanding of what it means to be an American entrepreneur.
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17 thoughts on “And so it begins . . . time to legalize polygamy

  1. Rip Rogers says:

    The SCROTUM has successfully murdered Christian America. (Who appointed Roberts?)

  2. Eric G says:

    Although I am in favor of traditional marriage, in order for me to claim to be a true follower of the law I cannot logically argue against polygamy becoming legal strictly based on the SCOTUS ruling. I hope all of those who have latched on to the liberal agenda are happy and ready to truly stand by the so-called principals they live by. This ruling has opened up the floodgates to ANY group (or individual for that matter) to pursue legal protection of their “marital rights”.

    Note: I am not in favor of polygamy!!!

    1. LittleRoot_48 says:

      I’m not in favor of homosexual marriage (I prefer to use the correct term – “same-sex” is as phony as “gay.”) but those who cheered at the SCOTUS decision should not now have the audacity to speak against legalizing polygamy. After all, isn’t it them who claim you should be allowed to love whom YOU want to love? Why can’t a man love more than one woman or a woman love more than one man? Why can’t they all choose to get married? After all, they should be allowed to get all of those government benefits that other married people get, right? Hold on to your sleds as we go down the slippery slope.

  3. Michael McNew says:

    Yes, polygamy will be the next step. If two men can marry why can’t two women and one man? And here are the reasons that polygamy expands women’s choices: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erTwhTCAAss One can easily defend polygamy as pro-family as well as pro-Biblical. Martin Luther made the observation that nothing in the Bible condemns polygamy. As for pro-family with so many women unable to find men with desirable traits to be good husbands and fathers then why not let good men have an additional wife and allow her the joys of children?

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  5. RhonaO says:

    EQUALITY AND LEGAL RIGHTS TO ALL LOVES ALSO WILL INCLUDE NOT ONLY POLIGAMY BUT ALSO PEDOPHILIA… WAIT AND SEE… RIGHTS FOR ALL !!!!

    1. R T Deco says:

      Go bestiality! Because what goes on between a man and his sheep is nobody else’s business.

    2. LittleRoot_48 says:

      Don’t leave out bestiality.

    3. Tara Connor says:

      YOU ARE CORRECT; PEDOPHILIA, BESTIALITY, RAPE, SEXUAL SLAVERY, SELLING KIDS FOR SEX, YOU NAME IT, THEY’LL WANT IT LEGAL. I was ALWAYS a more “liberal” person, and said live and let live; never right wing. now I see i’ll have to JOIN the right wing, just to fight against all the immoral, unethical sexual pursuits that the left wants to legalize, and will push for!! they will also want all drugs and such legalized too, eventually, even the worst ones.DON’T FORGET THIS; everything that’s harmful & destructive that is illegal now,will be pushed by the left to become legal.

      I just saw July Vogue magazine have a Gucci clothing photo-ad, in this women’s magazine; it was MAN WEARING ALL WOMEN;S CLOTHING by Gucci!!I’m canceling my old subscription to Vogue, and not ever buying any Gucci; Ive’ had it with “being tolerant and liberal.” it does not work!!

  6. Secretsquid says:

    NAMBLA is next in line.

    1. dark477 says:

      no they aren’t

      1. LittleRoot_48 says:

        Don’t hold your breath.

        1. dark477 says:

          I don’t need to. they aren’t gonna do anything and they no legal grounds to try

          1. LittleRoot_48 says:

            That remains to be seen.

  7. R T Deco says:

    Polygamy is already de facto legal in the US, or at least in some US communities.

    But instead of it being one man with multiple wives, it’s one woman with multiple baby daddies.

  8. Tara Connor says:

    people told us, that if we legallized gay marriage, they would not stop there, but want to legalize polygamy too. they were right. the problem is, ALL THE LAWS will be forced to change, cause this liberal left will never be satisfied!!you know what they’ll want later? to legalize sexual relationships between boys and adult men,let kids have sex with adults LEGALLY, to DE-CRIMINALIZE RAPE, to stop putting sexual molesters of kids in prison, and to legalize sexual slavery because “it won’t harm anyone!!” thats the mantra the left is calling:”We WANT EVERY THING LEGALIZED!! WE WANT ALL LAWS DONE AWAY WITH!! ANYTHING GOES!!” And that is what the left wants, with no religious or ethical objections from citizens. –and they DO WANT to get rid of our religious ethics and morals. The left wants NO MORALS ANY MORE.

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