‘Stuff’ Article Appears To Support The Insane Notions Of Colin Craig RE: Marriage Equality Is A Slippery Slope To Moral Decay.
Am I reading this wrong or does this piece appear to say that as a Facebook page has been set up on the notion of multi-partner relationships be recognized, this means Colin Craig was correct and NZ is now on a slippery slope to incestuous relationships and these evil polyamorous relationships becoming law? because that seems a giant leap in logic? And also MSM should not get stories off social media sites.
A group is calling for the Government to consider legalising multi-partner marriages.
The group set up a Facebook page just before the Marriage Amendment Bill passed through Parliament last week, legalising gay marriage.
A statement on the page described multi-partner – or polyamorous – marriage as “responsible, adult, committed non-monogamy,” and said all committed loving relationships between adults regardless of number should be respected and given legal acknowledgement.
“Some Australian Greens have now got a lobby group going, there are several MPs around the world coming out as poly and poly-friendly and it seems the time is right to at least bring it to the attention of the New Zealand public and New Zealand parliament,” the group said.
“This will be a long-term project but with the rest of the world getting on the bandwagon legal multiple partner marriages/unions may one day be accepted.”
The “slippery slope” towards legalising polygamy, polyamory or incestuous relationships has often been an argument raised by opponents of the Marriage Amendment Bill.
Last year the member in charge of the bill, Labour Party MP Louisa Wall, and Conservative Party leader Colin Craig went head to head in a live online debate about marriage equality.
At the time Mr Craig predicted the bill would inevitably raise issues surrounding discrimination to people in polygamous or polyamorous relationships who could not marry and yesterday said it was “no surprise” the Support Legalise Polyamory in New Zealand group had started up and there was no doubt marriage would be further redefined in the future.
“We have opened the doors to this.”
He said it had begun when the line was moved for civil unions.
“They said that was it, they’d never touch marriage again, and that’s what they’re saying now.”
Mr Craig said legalising gay marriage created a precedent for further redefinition of marriage, which he had been against from the start.
Last year Ms Wall said marriage was based on love, which was why gay and lesbian people wanted the same rights.
“Marriage is the institution of two people who love each other committing themselves to a shared life together. This bill will not address polygamy or other forms of relationship.”
Mr Craig said if people were intellectually honest they would see the arguments for legalising gay marriage could apply directly to those in other alternative relationships.
Truly hope this is true.
“Despite numerous warnings, this group continues to spread hate and bigotry towards our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters. The time for action has come.”
You may remember Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker from his cowardly and sneaky women’s rights stripping last week. But did you know that before he was limiting sex ed and repealing pay equity laws, he was rolling back laws that gave same sex couples the right to visit each other in the hospital? What could this move possibly do to improve Wisconsin’s economic prospects? Why seek to make it extra hard to visit a family member who is sick? Doesn’t it kind of seem like he’s just being a dick on purpose?
Just last week, on the eve of a holiday weekend, the jerk of the north signed into laws limiting abortion, repealing the state’s equal pay law, and weakening sex education all cowardly-like, with nary a peep to the public. But he’s been leading the gubernatorial Race to Act Like A Huge Jerk for awhile with this cruel, hateful move to limit family hospital visits.
In order to understand the full magnitude of dickery inherent in Walker’s actions, we have to rewind to the year 2006, when the state of Wisconsin amended its constitution to bar gay marriage or other similar arrangement between same-sex couples because, I don’t know, Protecting Marriage from the Glittery Menace of Gays or something stupid. Because of this, same sex couples in the state weren’t allowed any of the rights of married couples, even the ones you’d have to be a heartless bastard to deny, like hospital visitation rights. To remedy this, in 2009, the then-Democratic controlled state legislature passed a law granting same-sex couples the right to register with their respective county clerks in order to legally secure their right to visit their partner in the hospital. Of course, haters, as they are wont to do, began hating almost immediately and sued the state for what they said was a violation of the 2006 state constitutional amendment. At the time of the complaint, a Republican Attorney General refused to defend the State of Wisconsin, saying that the jerk protesters had a point and that the visitation rights law was indeed unconstitutional, and so a private attorney was hired to defend the case.