Pro-Marriage Deregulation of Conjugal Unions and Marriage Equality: Two Sides of the Same Coin

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  1. Ken Arromdee says:

    “Furthermore, it has been condemned inside and outside the queer community for not advocating for legal recognition and access to government support programs for a wide range of relationships, households and families”

    Is this another way of saying “gay marriage is supposed to legalize polygamy after all”?

  2. Joe says:

    There is a ‘beyond marriage’ movement and it is worthwhile examining the arguments in various respects. We already have removed the monopoly from various things — sex outside of marriage, e.g., is accepted now. This is not really a gay or straight thing. A range of people would support various rights without getting married.

    It is not really an immediate “solution” to the problem at bay really — the problem immediately is that states single out same sex couples. They don’t want to EXPAND benefits. Lots of states don’t even want to give same sex couples limited rights. Marriage retains useful as far as a general allotment of benefits of various kinds.

    I don’t exactly know the context of the quote in the first comment but jumping to legalized polygamy is also a reach. For instance, some people would give various benefits to a group of nuns or two brothers living together. Survival and other benefits can be set up in various ways. This doesn’t mean “polygamy” is the natural outgrowth of SSM.