There's no way they'll do it on their own, your door is pretty tough.
Regardless of your defences, you're responsible for everyone's safety,
and so you stand guard.
You can hear the crys and shouts from the mob.
One of the voices begins to stand out. He's able to shout louder and
you begin to listen. You start to feel sorry for him, being stuck
outside with the mob. His words make sense. You may not see
eye-to-eye, but he has good reasons for entering through the door.
You want to let him in. Should you?
Your answer may have been "Of course not! The mob will pour in unstoppable."
Or it may have been "The safety of that one man is worth the risk of
everyone inside, let's get him in. Somehow."
At the moment, there are several groups trying to redefine both
marriage, and what is sexually acceptable in society.
Don't start screaming at me yet, hear me out. You really don't know
what's coming next.
Now regardless of which group you belong to, you have your own set of
moral standards. There are things that *you* consider to be "wrong" or
"going too far".
Several states here in the US have legalized same-sex marriage.
Several have tried and failed.
But this is just the beginning.
They're represented by that guy you wanted to let in. But there's
still a mob outside your door. They want in too.
They also feel that they need to be legally represented and protected.
Right or wrong, they want it.
Once you decide that marriage is NOT between "one man and one woman",
you have to decide what it is.
So, what is it?
The biggest voice seems to be saying that it's between "two people".
But that's rather vauge.
And why just two?
There are people out there that want to leagalize triads.
The term was new to me too. A triad is a loving relationship between
THREE partners of ANY gender combination who love each of the other
two partners equally.
What do they want? To have legal marriages. If for nothing else, the
legal benefits would be nice.
But why bother writing the word "three" into the lawbooks? We'll just
have to go back and legalize four in a few years anyway.
So we'll just leave that open.
Marriage is now a loving relationship/commitment between people.
This will more than likley legalize "traditional" plural marriage in
Everyone is happy now, right?
You say your uncle wanys to marry his goat?
I'm only slightly joking.
One of the benefits of marriage is sex. Even without marriage, people
have sex. But "marriage" is the term being redefined at the moment, so
we'll jump onto that bandwagon.
I hear news stories. Not often as I avoid the news, but they're there;
people and animals.
So we now omit the word "people" from our definition.
That is one loose definition, but it should cover everyone.
Oh, but there's that unwritten part.
The part covered by other laws and sublaws.
If that guys uncle can marry his goat, why can't this guy's uncle
marry that little girl?
Heck, why can't he marry his niece?
And on it goes.
No matter how many people you let in that door, there's always going
to be somebody else trying to get in.
Once you unlock it, how do you choose who to let in?
Where do you draw the line?
I didn't call anyone right or wrong, I just said that they want to be
called "right". And the more you say "yes", the harder it will be to