Fox Host Wonders: “Can Three People Get Married Now?”
Welp. I guess someone had to be the one to say it. Martha McCallum of Fox News called in right after the SCOTUS decision for marriage equality was announced, in order to have a chat with colleague Greta Van Susteren about polygamy. As you do.
McCallum wondered if, you know, we were going down this road and all, how long would it be before three people could get married and we’d have to allow polygamy.
“We’re just trying to think about the ramifications when a precedent is set what it means down the road, right?” MacCallum said. “So suppose three people say, ‘we want to be a marriage.’ We’re three people, and we love each other, and we want to be marriage. What’s to prevent that under this?”
Van Susteren replied, “I don’t know that there is. I mean, you know, that will have to wind up to the Supreme Court.”
Using the country’s “evolution” on the issue of the Confederate flag as an analogy, Van Susteren made the argument that things can change in unexpected ways. “I’m not saying we’re going to have what you hypothesized, but what the court does, it attempts to look at, case by case, whatever comes before it,” she added.
Let me just say–I do not give a flying shit if three people want to get married. I honestly don’t. Do I want to be in a marriage with two other people? Nope! But hey–I don’t want to go camping either, but it’s not like I care if other people like it. I also don’t want to live like the Duggars do, and I think their whole lifestyle is messed up. Still, they have a right to it.
However, really–calm down, Martha. It’s probably not something you have to worry about right now. Certainly, there is no reason to prevent people from having rights because you are scared it could lead to polygamy. In that case, you could just say “Well, let’s ban all the marriage altogether, because what if some people wanted to marry more than one person?!?”
We’ll cross that bridge when and if we come to it. For now, stop worrying about stupid shit and slippery slopes and whatever, because you’ll probably be dead anyway by the time that happens and you won’t have to worry about it.