Wednesday, May 27, 2009

defining marriage

I was accidentally watching the Bill O'Reilly show and the topic was gay marriage. He said something that made me think. he said something to the effect that gay marriage could not be legalized because then people would be able to marry animals and ducks and claim equal protection if they were not allowed. that is a paraphrase not an exact quote.

I realized that O'Reilly is wrong because marriage has been defined, not just here but in mostly all countries in the world. A law saying marriage is between two consenting adults would quell all people scared of the odd marriage: man and duck, man and computer, woman and Dennis Rodman.

throughout the history of the USA marriage has been regulated with laws, there are still miscegenation laws on the books someplace forbidding interracial marriages . You can't marry a person unless they are of legal age. You can't be married to more than one wife at a time and you can't have more than one wife at a time.

so define marriage as a union between two consenting adults and all will be well.

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