07 November 2016

Gay Marriage is Not Actually A Real Marriage

The Real Marriage
There is something that everyone should know about gay marriage. It is a dirty little secret that isn’t actually all that secret: for a great many gay couples — gay men at the very least — "marriage" is not, strictly speaking, marriage: most gay couples are not monogamous.

Indeed, the fight for "marriage equality" has been undergirded by a very strange and tactfully avoided reality: what many think of as "marriage," meaning a lifelong, sexually exclusive commitment between two individuals, is not something that a great deal of the gay community has any interest in.

Monogamy, according to gay provocateur Dan Savage, breeds "boredom, despair, lack of variety, sexual death and being taken for granted." It seems a lot of his fellow "married" gays agree with him.

So it is, in a sense, unsurprising if John and Furnish consider sexual licentiousness an acceptable aspect of their "marriage." But it is another thing entirely if they are willing to clamp down on freedom of the press to avoid the unpleasant side effects of their choices.

A robust free press has been part of the English moral chassis for centuries; Milton’s "Areopagitica" is as relevant today as it was in the 1600s. Just who does Elton John think he is?

If nothing else, this whole charade indicates that the big gay marriage lie is perhaps even bigger than everyone thought. Ryan Giggs was no less wrong in his attempt to muzzle the British press to conceal his extramarital affairs, but at least he exhibited a kind of self-interested consistency: he did not want the world to know that he had broken his marriage vows and strayed from the narrow path.

Yet John and Furnish cannot even lay claim to such considerations. If the press is right, sexual infidelity is a normal and agreed-upon part of their marriage, as it is with many gay couples. As a practical matter, this kind of debauched behavior has serious implications for the societal implications of legalized gay marriage, so it is critical that the press be allowed to report on it. Yet they cannot. Elton John has seen to that.