If there is anything defenders of gay ‘marriage’ hate, it is ‘slippery slope’ arguments. The notion that gay ‘marriage’ is objectionable because of where it could lead is an argument automatically presumed to be invalid and unworthy of serious consideration.
Last year a friend and I were having a friendly debate about gay ‘marriage’ and I pointed out that as soon as gay ‘marriage’ is legalized, countless other perversions will follow in its wake. My friend looked over at me, and said with a smile, “You do know, don’t you, that it’s a fallacy to make slippery slope arguments?”
Well, I guess I never got the memo.
It is true that when defenders of traditional marriage used to warn about the dire consequences that would follow same-sex ‘marriages’, their arguments were rather speculative, sometimes wildly so. That is why I have never found it very useful to warn that same-sex ‘marriage’ will lead to people wanting to marry their bicycles or dogs.
Over the last few years, however, it has become unnecessary to make speculative slippery-slope arguments because we have already started down the slippery slope.
By surveying what has been happening in those nations that have already legalized gay ‘marriage’, we begin to get a picture of the slippery-slope the world has already started descending down. Consider only a few examples which might be easily multiplied:
- On 1 April 2001, the Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex ‘marriage’. Four years later, the country began giving legal recognition to ‘threesomes’.
- On 3 July 2005, Spain legalized same-sex ‘marriage’. The following year, heterosexual marriages were ‘modernized’ so that birth certificates could no longer have the names Mother and Faith, but ‘Progenitor A’ and ‘Progenitor B’.
- Mexico City legalized same-sex ‘marriage’ on 21 December 2009. Two years later proposals were introduced to allow for fixed-term temporary marriages.
- Canada introduced gay ‘marriage’ on 20, July 20, 2005. Two years later the Attorney General of British Columbia considered legalizing polygamy. This has been followed by schools in Toronto promoting polygamy.