Gay Marriage is Legal: What Marriage ‘Rights’ Are Next?

It did. Now what? Friday, my Facebook feed was wall-to-wall rainbows; profile pictures, cover photos, status updates, all celebrating the SCOTUS victory for gay marriage. I saw the phrases “love is love,” and “love wins,” dozens of times. And in those phrases really lies the argument for moving beyond gay marriage.

People think you’re crazy if you come to the conclusion that allowing gay marriage opens the door for other types of marriage. They scoff and tell you it’s apples and oranges. But they never tell you why it’s apples and oranges.

The foundational precondition for marriage has now been changed. That precondition has always been that each member entering into marriage was of the opposite gender. Gender was the first principle of marriage.

Now, with gay marriage, gender has been eschewed for “consent.” The foundational precondition for marriage is now consent. Given that, what other possibilities exist? No, bestiality and pedophilia aren’t in the running because neither an animal nor a child has the capacity to consent. But polygamy, bigamy, and incestuous relationships are.

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