I am disconcerted by the blind arguments of the same sex marriage supporters and the probable complexity of society as we move
onward from a successful ‘survey’, then into new laws. I do not read a newspaper every day, nor do I place much credence in the quality and accuracy of journalist’s ‘reports’ across the board. Having said that, in reading the Weekend Australian 19/20 August, I hear there is not one reference to my observation that a ‘same sex’ marriage of the traditional type will legalise adultery for ALL
I see the situation as being one where, if a same sex couple wished to pro-create a child between them, they (in both man-man and woman-woman couples) must engage a third party not from within the ‘marriage’ to achieve success. That to my simple mind is adultery and in any future adoption of new laws changing thousands of years of tradition, that act is adulterous and society has given it’s permission.
The big question following that event is whether then polygamy is legal; and society has further lost its control of the gene pool which was efficiently managed by arranged marriage or at least the tribal knowledge of the origin and parentage of the marriage participants. I am aware of donor pregnancies and the like and I know that the loss of control of the gene pool has already occurred in a slight opening of Pandora’s Box, but do we want to rip the lid off completely?