Then why should the author care? The key word here is "consenting", i.e. they want to do it. Today's morality is based on the premise every human being of age has the wisdom and goodness of God and can therefore dictate what is good and bad. Funny that nothing is bad anymore (except for those that think that there are bad things).
On another point: interesting that the pro-gay marriage crowd is petrified of polygamy and is using the tactics of the traditional marriage proponents to bash the polygamists. Meet the new boss, etc.
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Exactly. Some people will want to do polygamy even if Slate writers do not. Recently a man in South Korea officially married his blue pillow. Not every man will want to do that. But the fact that the man could create his own pillow-marriage will erode the traditional male-female definition of marriage even further.
I haven’t seen that at all. I think they know they won, so they don’t have to worry about that anymore.