• Tue, Jul 2 2013

Mike Huckabee Thinks Gay Marriage Is Like Assisted Suicide And Prostitution

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You know, it’s often astonishing to me how, in the course of my lifetime, so many people have completely evolved regarding their views on gay marriage. I remember being a pre-teen and plenty of people in my hometown thinking that the idea was pretty controversial. Now, I feel like I go back there and everyone is all, “Yay, more weddings! But also, their color scheme is a little bit much, no?” Because people in my hometown will say that about any color scheme but beige.

It’s not that they’re politely pretending, it’s just that, you know, they had 15 years for their views to evolve and realized that consenting adults being in love and wanting to start families was not the biggest problem facing the nation.

So, lots of people did that, and then there’s Mike Huckabee, who said on Fox that:

“If we’re determined to change the definition of marriage to accommodate how people feel and what they wish to do because of their mutual consent, then we should immediately release those incarcerated for practicing polygamy or bigamy. And, frankly, let’s make all consensual adult behaviors legal, whether prostitution, assisted suicide, or even drinking 16 ounce sodas in New York City.”

I’m actually… fine with all of that. I am fine with every single thing on that list. I think many people can see why legalizing prostitution would mean that sex workers would have better legal protection in place, and I think a lot of people who have watched a loved one suffer from a terminal illness – or can imagine doing so – can understand why someone in great pain might opt for assisted suicide.

So, I don’t think Huckabee is making the best argument here. Maybe go back to, “Next we’ll have people marrying dogs and dogs marrying hamburgers?” I think that was an argument for a while, though it always seemed like a bit much.

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  • Cee

    Was he saying this sarcastically or was he serious? It’s funny, I often hear the “gay marriage will bring polygamy” argument. And usually I say “Bring it” If all the people in this union are consenting adults, why not? I cant consciously argue for gay marriage yet not support polygamy or any decision between consenting adults.

    • Guest

      I would be lovely if he were serious.

    • VUnearithe42

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      Polyamory is complicated like any
      relationship, and it’s definitely not for everyone, but there are loads
      of people in loving, healthy relationships with multiple partners. If
      they’re all consenting adults, why shouldn’t they be able to get married
      to the people they love?

    • VUnearithe42

      мy coυѕιɴ ιѕ мαĸιɴɢ $51/нoυr oɴlιɴe. υɴeмployed ғor α coυple oғ yeαrѕ αɴd prevιoυѕ yeαr ѕнe ɢoт α $1З619cнecĸ wιтн oɴlιɴe joв ғor α coυple oғ dαyѕ. ѕee мore αт…­ ­ViewMore——————————————&#46qr&#46net/kkEj

      Polyamory is complicated like any
      relationship, and it’s definitely not for everyone, but there are loads
      of people in loving, healthy relationships with multiple partners. If
      they’re all consenting adults, why shouldn’t they be able to get married
      to the people they love?.

    • VUnearithe42

      мy coυѕιɴ ιѕ мαĸιɴɢ $51/нoυr oɴlιɴe. υɴeмployed ғor α coυple oғ yeαrѕ αɴd prevιoυѕ yeαr ѕнe ɢoт α $1З619cнecĸ wιтн oɴlιɴe joв ғor α coυple oғ dαyѕ. ѕee мore αт…­ ­ViewMore——————————————&#46qr&#46net/kkEj

      Honestly, he’s not wrong. He’s
      saying that with the advent of gay marriage, it would be hypocritical
      and dishonest of the government to continue basing its social policies
      on the Judeo-Christian ethic, as defined by modern “mainstream”
      Christians. The logical conclusion for his argument is to say that the
      government cannot and should not legislate morality, whether it comes
      from the right or the left. Of course, he wouldn’t take it that far,
      because that would be an easy justification to legalize abortion.

    • Katie

      It would definitely be awesome if he really were like “You know what? If we’re going to do this, lets do all of it.”

  • Marissa

    Honestly, he’s not wrong. He’s saying that with the advent of gay marriage, it would be hypocritical and dishonest of the government to continue basing its social policies on the Judeo-Christian ethic, as defined by modern “mainstream” Christians. The logical conclusion for his argument is to say that the government cannot and should not legislate morality, whether it comes from the right or the left. Of course, he wouldn’t take it that far, because that would be an easy justification to legalize abortion.

  • Lana

    Exactly, polygamy someone’s going to have to sell me on because societally speaking I have some issues. But prostitution? Protect those women! Assisted suicide? In the right circumstances and with the proper legal procedures, I know a good number of people who’d take a shot before they’d rot from cancer.

    I’m glad I wasn’t the only one to be like, OK HUCKABEE! LET’S GO!

    • http://sarahhollowell.com/ Sarah Hollowell

      Polyamory is complicated like any relationship, and it’s definitely not for everyone, but there are loads of people in loving, healthy relationships with multiple partners. If they’re all consenting adults, why shouldn’t they be able to get married to the people they love?

  • Wayne C Cooper

    He is correct because there is no such thing as “gay marriage”. Marriage consists of one man and one woman; these two halves make one whole, thus we have the Biblical “one-flesh” concept and reality.