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Letter: Natural law doesn’t encourage “traditional” mating
First Published Jan 20 2014 03:29 pm • Last Updated Jan 20 2014 03:29 pm

Re "Natural law dictates 2-gender society," Forum, Jan. 14:

The idea that natural law dictates that marriage is only between a man and a woman has a several holes in it. The first is that the natural order provides two types of "marriage." Most pack animals are polygamous in nature.

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The second would be serial monogamy. Most birds, fish and reptiles fall into this category. Male and female mate for one season then move on.

Then you have the wolf, with an alpha male and female who are the dominant animals and the only ones to have offspring. Then there is the bonobo society, where anything goes.

Saying something follows "natural law’ is an easy way of saying I do not want to think, and what I say, no matter what it is, is always right. This also could be said of one’s religion: Whatever the church fathers say is correct and cannot be questioned.

Scott Cardon


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