Chuck Todd asked David Boies if we allow gay marriage, why not polygamy?
From David Boies:
"First of all, that is a silly argument.
"This has to do with equal rights. What we are saying is, you can't deprive a loving couple of marriage simply based on their sexual orientation. Just like you can't deprive a loving biracial couple of the right to get married -- the Supreme Court held that many, many years ago.
"What you have in a polygamy case is a situation where you're going to have multiple partners and there is all sorts of evidence that that has harmful effects on some of the people participating and on the children. There is a policy reason.
"More important, there is a real reason, and that is you are not discriminating against anybody. Everybody gets to have one spouse. As long as you don't restrict it based on race, gender, sexual orientation, everybody is treated equal under the Constitution.
"What you can't do is, you can't say some people are second class and so some people can marry the person they love, one man, one woman; but two men, two women can't get married because of their sexual orientation or their gender. That's what's unconstitutional about it. The polygamy thing has nothing to do with it.""Silly argument" is exactly right; David Boies offered a silly argument all right. If we accept that marriage is just a contract between two people, then why cannot a man contract with multiple partners?
And where is this evidence that polygamy harms children?
And wasn't the original argument that since gay couples weren't raising kids their marriage was OK?
After hearing his deceitful argument -- and watching the fascist ways of proponents -- I realize I was a sucker when I fell for this crap.
Marriage is between three people: A man, a woman and God.
Let us not pretend otherwise.