Bi­sex­ual big­otry?

The Washington Times Weekly - - Culture, Etc. -

As a guest on Laura In­gra­ham’s ra­dio show a few years ago, I de­bated Evan Wolf­son, for­mer project di­rec­tor of Lambda Le­gal. Re­ly­ing on Lambda’s ex­pressed con­cern for the rights of bi­sex­u­als, I chal­lenged Wolf­son to ad­mit that le­gal­iz­ing same-sex mar­riage would lead to le­gal­iz­ing polygamy. [. . .] If polygamy isn’t le­gal­ized, how will a bi­sex­ual marry just one per­son with­out deny­ing his or her ‘bi­sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion’? Oth­er­wise, in or­der to marry, won’t bi­sex­u­als have to make a gen­der choice in a spouse and then en­gage in adul­tery in or­der to ful­fill who they are as bi­sex­u­als?

“Wolf­son [. . .] says in his book, ‘Why Mar­riage Mat­ters: Amer­ica, Equal­ity, and Gay Peo­ple’s Right to Marry’: ‘Civil unions [. . .] are un­equal in the se­cu­rity, clar­ity, and sta­tus they pro­vide, un­equal in the le­gal pro­tec­tions that flow from them, un­equal in fact as well as in name — and names or words, of course, mat­ter.’ [. . .]

“How­long will bi­sex­u­als ac­cept less than ‘equal treat­ment’ while ho­mo­sex­u­als con­tinue to diss civil unions and push for the right to ‘marry’ in other states? [. . .] How long will they­wait for their homo- sex­ual ‘al­lies’ to help them achieve the equal right to ‘marry’ the per­sons of their choice?”

Janet M. LaRue, writ­ing on “When Will Bi­sex­u­als Drag Ho­mo­sex­u­als Out of Polygamy Closet?” Dec. 22 at Town­

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