Children Of Single Parents


P1. Children living with a single parent deserve the protection of marriage

P2. Sologamy (self-marriage) grants children living with a single parent the protection of marriage 

C. Therefore children living with a single parent deserve sologamy (self-marriage)


This argument is also used for:

P1 is relatively uncontroversial as children usually have no say in the family they find themselves in, and all children deserve the protection of marriage. P2 is also true, however the conclusion assumes that the only way to grant the protection of marriage to children of single parents is to extend the rights of marriage to the parent, which is not the case.

In addition, the argument is equally applicable to other forms of marriage such as same-sex marriage, polyamorous, and platonic sanguineous marriage.