Sex, Marriage, and Sexuality: April 2004 Archives

Yes, you heard right. People are no longer just marrying people of the opposite sex, people of the same sex, and people who are dead. Now they're marrying themselves. All sorts of interesting questions now get raised. Is it bigamy for her to marry someone else? Does this make her a lesbian? Should she double her name and hyphenate it to become Jennifer Hoes-Hoes, so as not to give undue influence from the groom's name? I can't agree with all the conclusions of the author, but some of the questions are quite funny.

Here are some more that may not have occurred to the author. Is this incest? Will death be enough to do her part? Does masturbation count as consummating the marriage, joining her with herself in some spiritual way that wasn't true before? Are her siblings now her sibilings-in-law and her parents her parents-in-law? Should she count herself as two people on official documents and as both parents of any children she adopts or acquires in some other way?

Link kudos to Ockhamism in a Real World.

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