Sex What If Couples That Weren’t Into Monogamy Could Get Married?
posted by August 25 at 10:07 AMon
Amy Wax had this to say at a Federalist Society debate about gay marriage this weekend: “We should be wary of extending marriage to a community with influential people who believe that sexual monogamy isn’t that important.”
Uh, Ms. Wax? How is it that this large and organized movement of non-monogamous heterosexual married couples is never acknowledged by conservatives who seek to deny marriage rights to same-sex couples on the grounds that gay men are insufficiently monogamous? (Lesbian couples are better at monogamy than gay or straight couples, but never mind about that.) If you’re sincerely worried about the influence that non-monogamous, legally-married couples will have on currently-monogamous, legally-married couples—and not just looking for something to pin your bigotry on—then you should be up in arms about the organized swinging movement. Check out some of those websites, Ms. Wax. Swingers recruit. Here’s a website for a Christian swingers, for crying out loud.
If non-monogamous married couples represent a dire existential threat to the the institution of marriage, how come we never hear any complaints from social conservatives about all these non-monogamous married heterosexuals out there? How come they get a pass?
Probably because it’s not really about monogamy, is it?