I like to consider myself pretty broad-minded. I like to think that I can be friends with people who believe things that go against my own beliefs and opinions, no matter how ridiculous I find them to be. However, I cannot believe how bloody angry it makes me feel to see people blaming polygamy on gay marriage.
There’s an article on MSNBC about how polygamy activism has risen since gay marriage has been legalised and certain people have seen this as an excuse to blame gay marriage — because it never would’ve happened if those darned gays hadn’t been allowed to have the same basic rights as straight couples.
You might want to check your history books, because as far as I’m aware polygamy has been around a hell of a lot longer than gays wanting to marry. In fact, according to Dooce, Mormons have been practisicing polygamy since WAY back. Y’know, those Mormons who’re all God-fearing and religious and stuff.
My Mum is getting married on Saturday. To her girlfriend. Yes, holy cow, she’s going to get hitched up to a woman. No, this doesn’t mean she’ll be sleeping with several different people every day, it doesn’t mean she’ll be practising beastiality, it doesn’t mean she’s going to want to go and fondle little boys and girls. It simply means that she is getting a legally binding contract that says she loves the woman in her life. Anyone who sees it as anything but that needs to get their head tested.