I’ve made this argument here several times before. It’s naive to believe that the "redefinition" of marriage will simply stop at same sex marriage. The door will only continued to be opened further until there is nothing left to argue or debate. Every kind of weirdo with an alternate lifestyle will push upon society his or her sense of normalcy. Imagine the farce it would all become when people seek to marry their pets or siblings wish to marry. Both, by the way, have been tried and argued.
I’ve digressed. What is at issue now is gay marriage and not long after that will be polygamy on religious grounds. A matter supposedly settled over a century ago.
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.