The Washington Post followed up with the Vatican about their panicked, quixotic crusade against marriage equality both here and abroad.
Here’s what they came up with: the Vatican is sticking by that old-timey “Why not polygamy?” argument.
Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi, for his part, said gays
can have their rights protected by means other than through legal
marital recognition. He stressed that children should have a right to
say they have a father and a mother.
“If not, then why not
contemplate freely chosen polygamy, and naturally so as to not
discriminate, polyandry?” he asked sarcastically. Polyandry is when a
woman has two or more husbands.
“As a result, don’t expect the
church to stop insisting that society recognizes a specific place for
marriage between a man and woman,” he said.
Who would expect anything more?