Anti-gay forces have had it a bit rough over the past few years, what with more states legalizing same-sex marriage and growing support among the public. Indeed the scare tactic that once worked — that gay marriage will lead to polygamy — doesn’t seem to be reaching people like it once did.
As such, anti-marriage equality forces have decided to get creative and have come up with a number of ideas of things people might want to marry once gay marriage is legal.
Here is a slideshow of just a few of the things anti-gay folks have said gay marriage will eventually lead to people wanting to partner up with.
Robert Broadus, head of the anti-gay marriage group Protect Marriage Maryland, said at a packed, near seven-hour public Senate committee hearing into legalizing same-sex marriage earlier this year, that the bill was “poison” and that it risked laying the groundwork for people marrying androids.
Buster Wilson, the General Manager of the American Family Association’s American Family Radio, decided to develop the “gay marriage will lead to bestiality” meme when he told co-host Ed Vitagliano how marriage equality for same-sex couples will ultimately lead to the legal approval of human-dog marriage.
Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum also once said gay marriage will lead to “man on dog” action, and this year he had to defend those comments.
Another of Buster Wilson’s suggestions. I can forgive this one. Car advertisements can be sexy and confusing.
Human /Building Marriage
Yet again, an American Family Association one. Wilson literally is a font of things to marry. I do wonder if there’s a big whiteboard in his office full of mind-maps on what one might propose to next.
Human/Table & Chair Marriage
Rebecca Kleefisch, a lieutenant governor candidate from Wisconsin, last year claimed that gay marriage could lead to table and chair marriage (which if taken together is a rather refreshing twist on the polygamy argument).
Human/Eiffel Tower Marriage
Tamara Scott, Rep. Michele Bachmann’s Iowa Co-Chair, recently posited that gay marriage will lead to Eiffel Tower marriage. Not marrying on the Eiffel Tower but marrying the actual structure itself.
Indeed, someone has already “married” the Eiffel Tower. However, the argument flounders when one notes that the Eiffel Tower is of course in France — where gay marriage isn’t legal.
[*In writing this post I became mindful that there are people who identify as being objectum-sexual; going beyond simple fetishism they in fact relate to certain objects and identify with them as emotional partners. I would very much like to stress that this post should not be seen to be mocking this group of people or their professed attractions, but rather poking gentle fun at the wild claims of the anti-gay groups who must resort to poor logic and slippery slope arguments in order to promote and perpetuate their anti-gay prejudice.]