Non-Traditional Family – Does anything go? (May 31, 2001)

May 31, 2001

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Dear Editor:

Jeff Jacoby submitted a thought provoking peace “A non-traditional family (Heather has five mommies)” (May 31, 2001). He stated that “No one who supports same sex marriage can logically oppose the legalization of polygamy.” I agree. But Mr. Jacoby could have gone much further with his analysis.

Since many liberals believe that same sex marriage is okay. They must certainly believe that polygamy is also acceptable as Mr. Jacoby asserts. Staying with this same logic, would it not be okay for people to marry their siblings and/or children? What about marrying the family pet?

If society is going to debate same sex marriage, we must also contemplate polygamy, incest, and bestiality. These are simply different levels of depravity of the same debate.

John E. Becker