The courts of ‘Oh Canada’: From gay marriage to poly legalization


June 12th, 2010 Posted in Culture, From Lisa’s Lookout, Gay Activism, Gay Marriage, Morality, Political Correctness, Polyamory |

Gay marriage impacts marriage for all of us because it alters what has been the historic definition of marriage and family.  This redefinition is then enshrined in the social and political institutions which govern the lives of us all.  Unless one is a hermit living on an island, there is no getting away from its coercive influence.

Gays have blazed the trail for others to follow. The latest sexual minority and ‘orientation’ to come out with a splash is polyamory. Polyamory simply means ‘plural loves’, and mostly involves those of non-binary bisexuality, but also those of heterosexual,  lesbian and gay ‘orientations’. This is not polygamy, though gay marriage arguments were deployed by infamous North American polygamists, Winston Blackmore and Tom Green, in court.

Gene Robinson recently drew attention to the ‘other letters in the alphabet’,  ‘so many other sexualities to be explored’. Perhaps more will realise that the LGBT needs to include a P now, and that is just the start. The logic is impeccable.

For LGBT campaigners it is a tricky call.  If the full programme of this sexual revolution were known, it would put people right off.  The public has been sold this ‘social justice’ agenda on the basis that it was about the private goings-on of two consenting adults and that it would not impact them or their worlds; that it was really minimal tweaking of the system and that life would then return to normal. However, if people began to realise what was actually involved, they might get alarmed.  They  might discover that gay marriage came with some hidden and unexpected ‘extras’.

The more confused and disordered the sexual landscape becomes, and the more this confusion and disorder becomes enshrined in law and cultural mores, the more difficult it becomes for individuals, families and communities to achieve the kind of wholesome family life and community functioning which provides for all the needs of children.

A right to live with the people we love”: Polyfamilies file statements in Canada court case  9 June 2010

The Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association (CPAA) took a big step forward on Tuesday when five of its members, representing five polyfamilies living in what they consider to be “conjugal unions,” filed affidavits with the court in British Columbia that will test the legality of Canada’s 19th-century anti-polygamy law. Read the rest of this entry »

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