I have a new piece up over at Role/Reboot, challenging how same-sex marriage advocates respond to the “slippery slope” argument by throwing us poly folks under the bus:
Before simply responding in a reactionary way to conservatives’ “slippery slope” arguments, I’d like it if same-sex marriage advocates could really stop and think about whether they can make a strong ethical argument against the future possibility of multi-partner marriage. Unlike bestiality or pedophilia, polyamory—like same-sex marriage—is about relationships between consenting adults. Like gay and lesbian couples, our relationships are not merely a sexual practice; we form families, share our homes and lives with one another, and raise children. Yes, marriage is traditionally between two people. But it’s also traditionally between a man and a woman, and the majority of us have already realized how restrictive and unjust that tradition is.
I’m extremely appreciative to the folks at Role/Reboot for being willing to publish this piece, particularly at this particular moment in history. Go read the whole piece, and share widely if you’re so inclined.
Over at The American Spectator, we’re the subject of satire. Irony strikes again, as I found much of it to sound quite reasonable.
The legal polygamy question is discussed on NPR.
And finally, the reality show Wife Swap featured a poly family. Drama ensued, conservatives behaved badly. Over at Poly in the Media, Alan watched it so we don’t have to.
However few and far between our positive media exposure might be, these past weeks and months have left me with the sense that there’s been a serious gain in the visibility of poly folks recently. It’s upward and onward from here.