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The Binary Nature of Marriage: The Point of Two

Dr. Warren Throckmorton

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Does legalizing homosexual marriage discriminate against bisexuals?

"Certainly our decision today marks a significant change in the definition of marriage as it has been inherited from the common law, and understood by many societies for centuries." (Goodridge, et al vs. the Department of Public Health, pg 11)

With these weighty words, a simple majority of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ripped marriage from its historical, cultural and common law foundation and reconstructed it as "an evolving paradigm."...

The court opined that the state of Massachusetts deprived gays and lesbians access to marriage because of a single trait -- their sexual orientation. This deprivation is now considered unfair because the court holds as reasonable the analogy to skin color. Laws forbidding the intermarriage of races are unconstitutional, and the court reasoned, so should laws forbidding gays and lesbians from marrying each other...

But what of the "other" sexual orientation? Gays and lesbians who wish to marry were bolstered by the redefinition of marriage to include "two spouses" rather than "a man and woman." Where are bisexuals in this orgy of fairness? Bisexuals are attracted to both sexes so if they are torn between two lovers, even after the work of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court is done, they still will have to choose. Using the logic of the court, is this proper?

Read this entire article on the Grove City College website.



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