Kurtz on the Planned Abolition of Marriage in Canada



By Terry Vanderheyden

WASHINGTON, February 7, 2006 ( – Prominent American conservative commentator Stanley Kurtz has uncovered a chilling plot for Canada – the former Liberal government, in collusion with liberal courts, has been attempting to “abolish marriage” entirely.

The first obvious reality is that the past Liberal governments, with the courts, have already caused critical damage to marriage – the advent of so-called same-sex marriage is a major step towards abolishing marriage. A next step will be legalization of polygamy, as the Liberals have already considered. (See for more on a Liberal government-sponsored study that promotes polygamy as a norm for Canada).

As Kurtz describes, “Legalize gay marriage, followed by multi-partner marriage, and pretty soon the whole idea of marriage will be meaningless. It’s like this,” he adds. “The way to abolish marriage, without seeming to abolish it, is to redefine the institution out of existence. If everything can be marriage, pretty soon nothing will be marriage.”

Kurtz explains that the introduction of polygamy, arguably because that would appeal to Muslims in our multicultural society, would lead to “the creation of a modern, secular, ‘non-patriarchal’ relationship system that would allow for marriage-like unions in any combination of number or gender.”

“That would mean the effective abolition of marriage,” Kurtz adds. “But to get to the post-modern version of multi-partner unions, Canada’s old-fashioned anti-polygamy laws have got to go.”

Kurtz’ emphasizes that same-sex “marriage” and the legalization of polygamy are means for the “social elite” to achieve their real goal: “the slow-motion abolition of marriage.”

“And radical as that goal may seem, Canada is a whole lot closer to abolishing marriage than you realize,” he warns. “Canada’s liberal courts have already knocked down most of the legal distinctions between marriage and unmarried cohabitation. Given time, growing public tolerance, increased pressure from Muslim immigrants, incremental court decisions, continued growth in Canada’s already burgeoning polyamory movement, and the return of a Liberal government, Martha Bailey (author of the pro-polygamy report linked to above) and friends may yet achieve their goal.”

Read Kurtz’ entire column:

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