Friday, September 30, 2005

Man And Wives

Homosexual marriage advocates swore up and down that redefining marriage couldn't possibly lead to polygamy.

So-called moderates said civil unions would be a workable compromise.

This newlywed Dutch man and his two wives would beg to differ.

Victor de Bruijn, 46, of Roosendaal "married" both Bianca, 31, and Mirjam, 35, in a ceremony Friday, the Brussels Journal reported.

"I love both Bianca and Mirjam, so I am marrying them both," said de Bruijn who previously was married to Bianca.


De Bruijn explained: "A marriage between three persons is not possible in the Netherlands, but a civil union is. We went to the notary in our marriage costume and exchanged rings. We consider this to be just an ordinary marriage."

Someone has finally gone through the door opened by homosexual marriage to polygamy. The Netherlands has a significant Muslim population whose men may well follow.

Polygamy has infinitely more cultural and historical sanction in its favour than the novelty of homosexual marriage.

It is now no longer alien to Canada, with the growth of our Muslim population, polygamist Mormon sects established out west and the growing polyamorist movement for polygamists who practice for non-religious reasons.

If gender is irrelevant to civil marriage, why is the number of participants sacrosanct?

Surely it is unfair to refuse a man the right to take three women and say to them "I do! I do! I do!"

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