WISCONSIN MARRIAGE DEFENDERS

The chronicles of the Wisconsin Marriage Defenders of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

SLIPPERY SLOPE

*

Queer "marriages" are not enough for these perverts (and they lost even that at the ballot box). They insist they are not trying to start a "slippery" slope to dilute marriage and allow for other perverted relationships, but once again we see that claim is patently false.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/culture/20060808-104605-1600r.htm

Gays expand battlefield

By Cheryl Wetzstein THE WASHINGTON TIMES August 9, 2006

After a decade of fighting for same-sex "marriage," some homosexual activists are breaking their silence to say it's time to fight for benefits for all kinds of relationships.

Because marriage is "not the only worthy form of family or relationship," it "should not be legally or economically privileged above others," according to the statement, which was signed by 270 homosexual rights activists and heterosexual allies, such as Princeton University professor Cornel West and feminist icon Gloria Steinem.

Other kinds of relationships that they say deserve marriagelike benefits include senior citizens who aren't married but live together; single-parent families; blended families; "committed, loving households in which there is more than one conjugal partner"; "queer couples who decide to jointly create and raise a child with another queer person or couple, in two households"; and nonsexual cohabiters, such as friends or siblings, the statement said.

"A lot of people are being left out" in the same-sex "marriage" discussion because their families and relationships "don't fit" with marriage, said National Gay & Lesbian Task Force activist Amber Hollibaugh, one of 18 drafters of the statement.

The Beyond Marriage "manifesto" may be well-intentioned, but it undermines one of the homosexual rights movement's best arguments, which is that it's unfair and wrong to allow heterosexual couples to marry, but not homosexual couples, Washington Blade executive editor Chris Crain wrote in a recent column.

"What's more," he wrote, calling for benefits and recognition for any kind of family group "really is the radical redefinition of marriage and family that the conservatives have been braying about for so long."

Other kinds of lifestyles appear to be gaining in popularity, such as living alone but having multiple sexual partners; cohabiting outside marriage; marrying, divorcing and remarrying, even multiple times; and engaging in same-sex relationships or polyamorous relationships in which it's common to have multiple sexual partners.

5 Comments:

  • At 7:58 AM, Anonymous Chris Campbell said…

    Do away with state recognition of marriages, and it solves a host of problems.

     
  • At 12:06 PM, Blogger T.G. said…

    I never thought I'd ever see Chris Campbell make any sense, but this is not a totally bad idea.

    Marriage (normal marriage) is the hub of every society in world history and there's nothing wrong with the state encouraging or rewarding it, but neither is there anything wrong with the state butting out altogether and letting it fall solely under the realm of the private sector and the church.

     
  • At 1:58 PM, Anonymous Bill W. said…

    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

     
  • At 7:10 AM, Blogger T.G. said…

    Bill W. says he and his friend want to come to church Sunday.

    I won't be there this Sunday, but you are welcome to come anyway, or wait until next week when I'll be there.

    If you need directions, let me know.

     
  • At 4:15 PM, Blogger T.G. said…

    Bill and his friend failed to show for church this morning despite him sending me several promises that they would - including one yesterday.

    I was disappointed, but not at all surprised.

     

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home