Justice Alito Just Exposed This Pro-Gay Marriage Lawyer’s Argument in a MAJOR WAY!
Making gay marriage a Constitutional right is a very slippery slope, as Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito proved during oral arguments over the issue yesterday. He tripped up the lawyer arguing for gay marriage, Mary Bonauto, on the question of why any 4 people couldn’t get married if any 2 were allowed:
Justice Alito: “Suppose we rule in your favor in this case and then after that, a group consisting of two men and two women apply for a marriage license… under the logic of the decision you would like us to hand down in this case… What would be the logic of denying them the same right?”
Hint: There is none! If marriage is redefined to be simply about consenting adults who love each other, then that definition followed to its logical conclusion would necessarily apply to polygamy, and even incest.
But Bonauto attempts to deny this simple fact. In fact, she hilariously uses two of the same arguments those who oppose gay marriage use to make her case against polygamy:
Ms. Bonauto: “One is whether the State would even say that that is such a thing as a marriage, but then beyond that, there are definitely going to be concerns about coercion and consent and disrupting family relationships when you start talking about multiple persons.”
She astoundingly makes the case that polygamous marriages couldn’t happen because that’s not what the definition of marriage has been! Oh, the irony! It hurts!
Ms. Bonauto: “I assume the States would rush in and say that when you’re talking about multiple people joining into a relationship, that that is not the same thing that we’ve had in marriage, which is on the mutual support and consent of two people.”
To which Alito responds with the obvious:
Justice Alito: “I don’t know what kind of a distinction that is because a marriage between two people of the same sex is not something that we have had before, recognizing that is a substantial break.”
No one can deliver an argument that recognizing gay marriage won’t necessitate incest and polygamy being legalized – because there isn’t one that is intellectually honest. That’s the dirty secret that gay marriage advocates don’t want you to notice.
Proponents of gay marriage will wave Justice Alito’s hypothetical off as fantastical … just as they waved off the idea of Christian business owners being forced to service gay weddings years ago, and we all know how those assurances panned out. You give an inch, they take a mile.
With the Left, the slippery slope argument is never wrong.