A White House/gay boycott and the abolition of marriage: Will Jill Biden go out with me?
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“He (John Edwards) didn’t have much of a reaction at first,” Reynolds said. “We tried to cover her up and take her back into the bathroom.”
Elizabeth didn’t get on her flight to Iowa. She instead went back home with Reynolds and another aide.”
So let’s see what we have here.
President Obama and Vice President Biden are now firmly on record supporting gay marriage. Mr. Turley and others are hard at work using gay marriage as a legal can opener to allow polygamy. And un-legalized, in effect polygamy (or bigamy) was what John Edwards, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bill Clinton had going for themselves — all three behaving precisely as Kody Brown is behaving but without the fuss. Until, that is, the political spotlight drove their problems into the public eye. And for whatever reason, one will never see Hillary Clinton, Maria Shriver or, were she still alive, Elizabeth Edwards, prancing happily onto the stage of Ellen’s show with their husbands and fellow Sister Wives.
We haven’t even touched on polyamory yet.
Stanley Kurtz investigated it in that 2003 article, saying this about both the movement itself and also how it was modeling its demand for legal recognition on that of gay marriage (again, the bold print for emphasis is mine):
Unlike classic polygamy, which features one man and several women, polyamory comprises a bewildering variety of sexual combinations. There are triads of one woman and two men; heterosexual group marriages; groups in which some or all members are bisexual; lesbian groups, and so forth. (For details, see Deborah Anapol’s “Polyamory: The New Love Without Limits,” one of the movement’s authoritative guides, or Google the word polyamory.)
Polyamorists are enthusiastic proponents of same-sex marriage. Obviously, any attempt to restrict marriage to a single man and woman would prevent the legalization of polyamory. After passage of the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, an article appeared in Loving More, the flagship magazine of the polyamory movement, calling for the creation of a polyamorist rights movement modeled on the movement for gay rights. The piece was published under the pen name Joy Singer, identified as the graduate of a “top ten law school” and a political organizer and public official in California for the previous two decades.
Taking a leaf from the gay marriage movement, Singer suggested starting small. A campaign for hospital visitation rights for polyamorous spouses would be the way to begin. Full marriage and adoption rights would come later. Again using the gay marriage movement as a model, Singer called for careful selection of acceptable public spokesmen (i.e., people from longstanding poly families with children). Singer even published a speech by Iowa state legislator Ed Fallon on behalf of gay marriage, arguing that the goal would be to get a congressman to give exactly the same speech as Fallon, but substituting the word “poly” for “gay” throughout. Try telling polyamorists that the link between gay marriage and group marriage is a mirage.”
Here, if you’re interested, is the link for Loving More, the “flagship magazine” for the polyamory movement.
And here is what Loving More says about polyamorous relationships in a section titled “What we believe”:
Loving relationships and healthy families can come in many beautiful and valid forms. How people choose to experience relationships and love is an individual and personal choice. Through education about polyamory and other relationship or love styles, we hope to allow people the freedom to be open and honest about their personal love and relationship choices, without fear of the prejudice or hardships that being non-traditional can bring. Through education, publicity and research, we intend to open the door to freedom and safety for those who choose polyamory as individuals and as families.
Which raises the question of the startling relationship to the beliefs on gay marriage as expressed here:
“I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly, I don’t see much of a distinction — beyond that.”
That’s right. That’s Vice President Joe Biden.
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