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This past July Argentina’s President signed the law that legalized same-sex marriage, the first Latin American country to do so.   This past weekend, the Associated Press reported that “thousands” marched in a gay parade to celebrate.  We at UFI were not at all surprised to learn of the chosen theme or motto for the parade:  “Let’s go for more…”   The “more” at the moment in Argentina seems to be a law for “transgendered” individuals–a “gender identity” law so that individuals can change the gender on birth certificates and identity cards.

I guess whatever “gender” you decide you are for that week, month, or year—you get to alter all your official documents to reflect that.  Sound like chaos?  Sound ridiculous?  You bet.  “Let’s go for more, more, and more…”  As many supporters of man/woman marriage point out, the push for same-sex marriage really isn’t about marriage—it’s about validation, acceptance, and mainstreaming of homosexual behavior and lifestyle.   Same-sex marriage is just one item in a long-line of same-sex demands for “more.”

To support the contention that it really isn’t about same-sex marriage, we ran some numbers on Argentina.  One would have anticipated a substantial portion of Argentina’s same-sex population who apparently were clamoring for legalization of same-sex marriage to have already taken advantage of the new law; yet only about 500 same-sex couples have been married to date.

A mid-range estimate of the homosexual population in Argentina would yield about 1,600,000 same-sex individuals (3 percent of 40 million people).  So in spite of what one would assume would be “pent-up demand” for gay marriages, out of 800,000 potential couples, just 500 have been married.   Acknowledging that not everyone who is gay would be in a situation to be ready for marriage, we’ll cut that number in half—say 400,000 potential candidates for same-sex marriage.  Not fair?  Ok, let’s say that just 25 percent–or 200,000–were in a potential “relationship”—a mere 500 couples have gotten married.  You see the same type of disinterest in marriage in virtually every country and U.S. state that has legalized same-sex marriage.

It isn’t about marriage; it’s about “more.”

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