With some form of 'gay marriage' becoming legal in many Western countries and making increasing headway in the US, the subject is becoming almost passé. The gay lobbies think they have won this one, and it looks more and more like they have, both in terms of legalities and societal acceptance. But Mazurlanders know that once gay marriage is admitted, there is no logical or moral reason for denying a similar legal protection to any other conjugal arrangement between (or among) consenting adults. That this fact might dawn on the general populace before it is too late to do anything about it seems to be worrying the gay lobbies and their political accomplices, particularly in the US.
Perhaps that is why the the recent bisexual marriage of Victor de Bruijn to Mirjam Geven in Holland was almost completely ignored by the mainstream media. Mr. de Bruijn's wife of 8 years, Bianca de Bruijn, welcomed Ms. Geven into the family because, you see, Mr. de Bruijn will be sharing her with Ms. de Bruijn. Advocates of polygamy, and more generally polyamory, know that gay marriage is their 'in'. The same legal logic and political calculus that gave gays the right to marriage in much of Northern Europe is meeting even less resistance with regard to bisexual unions now that the horse is out of the barn.
But the horse is only part way out of the barn in the U.S. And so the gay lobbies, the politically correct media, and such stalwarts of the gay crusade as the Unitarian Church are ignoring or distancing themselves from such developments in Europe, though it is clear what their next play will be once mares and fillies have departed for the pasture.
Who's to say where all this will go? Some people laugh when Republicans use the "What if a man wants to marry his dog?" analogy. And it's certain that the animal rights people would have a cow if such an arrangement were proposed. Likewise, adult-child marriages seem out of the question, though judging from recent headlines, it's not beyond an adult to take charge of a child's mind and body at a young age, then marry him when he comes of age (and she gets out of prison). But I'll repeat it here: If gay marriage is allowed, there is nothing morally or logically that could deny marriage to any pair or group of consenting adults. And what's more, it is hypocritical of advocates of gay marriage to attempt to stall efforts by such other groups to attain the same rights.
And some might say, "So what?" Stanley Kurtz, a fellow at the Hudson Institute has written a number of articles over the last few years about the consequences of gay marriage in Holland and beyond. His latest, in the Weekly Standard, covers the coming of polyamorous matrimony, and rehearses some of the already known consequences of the dissolution of the institution of marriage in Northern Europe and beyond.