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Same-sex marriage and the exploitation of women

July 19, 2012

Writing for the Sydney Morning Herald), Michael Cook alerts readers to an unintended consequence of legalizing same-sex marriage. Married couples will want babies, Cook remarks. Lesbian couples can arrange this, with a bit of help from modern medical technology. Male homosexuals cannot. They will need surrogates.

“Where will these women come from?” Cook asks. “Unless the law of supply and demand is repealed, the answer is: where wombs are cheapest.” He concludes that desperate women, mainly from impoverished countries, will be exploited to bear the children.


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  • Posted by: mateskub8508 - Jul. 19, 2012 8:14 PM ET USA

    Now, really? How can a "lesbian" couple (i.e. two women) make a baby? True, it is easier to get surrogate testicles than a surrogate womb, but still they can't have babies without it. The world needs to wake up to the reality that every human being has one mother and one father and that they have a right to be raised by the two of them in a relationship of love and respect.