Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Younger Canadians More Likely to Support Freedom to Marry

Younger Canadians are more likely to support the polygamous freedom to marry than their older counterparts, according to a new poll.

Still, the poll shows an overall majority supporting the ban on polygamous marriages.

It is possible that poll respondents are basing their opinions on the negative portrayals of some people in Bountiful, and in that sense, the word does need to be spread about loving, consensual adults in polygamous marriages.

It could also be a matter of how the poll was conducted. If people were asked something like, “Should an adult be able to marry consenting adults?” there could have been a different result, esepcially if the people who answer negatively are asked to explain why not.

Regardless, marriage is a fundamental right, and we don’t allow majorities to take away rights from minorities. Otherwise, all sorts of rights would be denied.

As the older generations are replaced by younger generations, full marriage equality is inevitable. Canadians who currently opposed the polygamous freedom to marry should consider getting on the right side of history.
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