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本の感想とか技術メモとか

一夫多妻制

ニューズウィークも、結局「ありえた常識的な批判」を一字も書いてないし。だからこそ逆に、文章が攻撃的になったのかもしれない。

原文によると

That lunacy was on fine display on Monday, as Perkins continually veered the conversation toward his usual (and thoroughly debunked) argument that polygamy is the logical result of legalized gay marriage.

Tony Perkins CNN: Why did CNN invite a hate-group leader onto its show?

とあって、

以下の記事にリンクしている。

"If, as advocates of gay marriage insist, the gender requirement is nothing but prejudice, exclusion and an arbitrary denial of one's autonomous choices," then "on what grounds do they insist upon the traditional, arbitrary and exclusionary number of two?"

Here's the answer. The number isn't two. It's one. You commit to one person, and that person commits wholly to you. Second, the number isn't arbitrary. It's based on human nature. Specifically, on jealousy.

The difference between gay marriage and polygamy.

で、一夫多妻制の場合は配偶者が嫉妬してしまうので結婚生活がうまくいかない→一夫多妻にはならないというロジックみたい。しかしこれでは一夫多妻制が主流にならない理由になっても、許容しない理由にはならなそうな。


あと、エコノミストの記事によると、重婚が合法とされたのではなく、宗教的な同棲(religious cohabitation)が合法とされたという話らしい。

Furthermore, the Utah ruling did not strike down a law against bigamy; it struck down a plank of Utah's anti-polygamy law that barred "religious cohabitation". States can still say one person, one marriage license; they just cannot keep married people from living with others in "personal relationship[s] that they knew would not be legally recognised as marriage."

なんだか抜け道のような気もするけど。