From The News & Observer:
Two well-known conservative Christian commentators who spoke at the rally described a breakdown of society should gay couples be allowed to marry[…] David Gibbs III, a lawyer who in 2005 fought to keep brain-damaged Terri Schiavo on life support, told rally participants gay marriage would “open the door to unusual marriage in North Carolina.”
“Why not polygamy, or three or four spouses?” Gibbs asked. ”Maybe people will want to marry their pets or robots.”
They know! Our cover is blown! Abandon OPERATION GAYSPOUSEBOT 6000! Back to the Basestar!
(minor BSG Season 1 spoilers after the jump)
Awwwwwhhhhh. Doesn’t this love deserve marriage too? Cyborg children need society’s support as much as you pure-bloods do.
For the record, I support equal social recognition of any committed partnership between two self-aware beings that can understand and communicate meaningful consent. That does not include pets, who cannot give consent. It certainly would include self-aware, sentient robots with the capacity to make choices for themselves.
(Hat tip to Pam.)