Since the earliest days of the gay marriage debate (qua Culture Wars), a strong argument laid out against gay marriage has been that, once one accepts the notion that homosexual couples have a ‘natural right’ to be married, then one can provide no non-contradictory argument against polgyamy.
After all, if the polygamous gang is of legal age and the arrangement is entirely consensual, then on what basis can a liberal oppose the official recognition of polygamous marriages? Wouldn’t doing so be “discrimination”?
Well, right on cue comes Slate with “Legalize Polygamy! No. I am not kidding.”
In 5 to 10 years time, once the ‘civil rights’ struggle for polygamy is succesful will come another Slate piece entitled “Legalize Incest! No. I am not kidding.”