Gay Marriage Has Islamists Eyeing Polygamy
by David J. Rusin • Apr 16, 2012 at 9:03 pm
A new Islamist Watch article by David J. Rusin on Islamists viewing same-sex marriage as a gateway to polygamy was published on April 16 by National Review:
Presidential candidate Rick Santorum got jeered for comparing the legalization of same-sex marriage to that of polygamy, but, whether or not the comparison is rationally sound, thoughts of the former's facilitating the latter bring a smile to many Islamists. If the definition of marriage can evolve in terms of gender, some Muslims ask, why not in terms of number?
Islam sanctions polygamy — more specifically, polygyny — allowing Muslim men to keep up to four wives at once. Though marrying a second woman while remaining married to the first is prohibited across the Western world, including all 50 U.S. states, a Muslim can circumvent the law by wedding one woman in a government-recognized marriage and joining with others in unlicensed religious unions devoid of legal standing.
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Related Topics: Children, Gender Relations, Government, Interfaith, Islamic Law (Shari'a), Legal, Lobby Groups, Marriage, Mosques / Imams, Multiculturalism, Polygamy, Schools (Non-Islamic), Sexuality | David J. Rusin
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