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?
"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.
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."