Wednesday, August 7, 2013

NOM continues to conflate same-sex marriage with polygamy

It's a classic case of confusing causation with correlation.

According to National Organization for Marriage today:
Back in April, an author for Slate argued that polygamy is the natural next step for "marriage equality". Now, Salon is extolling the virtues of multi-spouse marriage with their piece on a woman who has been married for 16 years to her husband, but also has a boyfriend whom she plans to marry in a “non-legal” way. The slippery slope has arrived.
The fact that someone opines about something in Slate or Salon doesn't make it so. More importantly, NOM is making this argument solely to  suggest that marriage equality is a bad idea because it will lead to polygamy. Even if it did – and it doesn't – each stands on its own and is evaluated independently. One is not a consequence of the other.

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