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Senator John Kerry Covers For President Obama’s Ever "Evolving" Same Sex Marriage Position

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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  1. Randall AlterPride says:

    And as the traditional definition of marriage is challenged, then so comes the corollary inquiry into the right to form polygamous unions.

    After all, in America, we already practice serial monogamy — typically one or both spouses engaging in clandestine extramarital affairs. Most marriages in this country suffer or simply don't last because of spousal infidelity. That doesn't seem to suggest we're upholding some virtuous pillar of society by maintaining these morally corrupt, albeit monogamous, wedlock vows. Why should only TWO people marry when as news headlines clearly prove, we as a society do not even favor two person marriages?

    I would argue that the unjust social structures and potential economic failure that certain experts posit of polygamy are moreso the result of third-world countries that legally inhibit women's equal rights (in workplace, housing, politics, etc.) rather than any substantive shortcoming of plural romantic unions.

    In the past century, where in the world has polygamy even been practiced that it has proven socially or economically non-viable and/or destructive? I am unaware of any real-world "test" of government-endorsed plural romantic unions in a modernized, fast-paced, non-third world country analogous to America where communication and information technology in the service sector is a chief source of family income. It would seem that a household with multiple spouses of any gender, particularly in a nation that already supports non-descrimination on the basis of birth-assigned sex, could prove to be a significant benefit NOT a burden to our nation.

    We must abolish all discrimination inherent in America's irrational marriage model if we are to progress toward full social equality.

    –Randall

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