on the front lines of the gender wars
By Diogenes ( articles ) | Mar 13, 2006
Having allowed same-sex couples to enter legal marriages, and adopt children, the brave new government of Spain has taken another step, the London Telegraph reports. Birth certificates will no longer specify a "mother" and "father," since those terms presuppose distinctions which can no longer be assumed.
According to an announcement in the Official Bulletin of State "The expression "father" will be replaced with 'Progenitor A', and "mother" will be replaced with 'Progenitor B'."
What's next? Newsweek answers that question with a story on the fast-growing movement for legal acceptance of polygamy. The argument, in a nutshell, is:
... if Heather can have two mommies, she should also be able to have two mommies and a daddy.
And you know what? That argument, as stated, is logically correct. As Leon Trotsky said, who says B must say B. If the state doesn't restrict the gender of marital partners, why restrict the number? Or for that matter the species?
Use the slippery-slope analogy if you like. Just recognize that we are not at the top; we're already well on our way downhill.
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