AN ARGUMENT AGAINST SOLOGAMY (SELF-MARRIAGE)
P1. Sologamy (self-marriage) implies that it does not matter whether families (and children) are headed by a man and woman, a man or a woman
P2. Implying that it does not matter whether families (and therefore children) are headed by a man and woman, a man or a woman is to undermine children’s rights to be in a family headed by their mother and father
C. Therefore sologamy (self-marriage) undermines children’s rights to be in a family headed by their mother and father
This argument is also used against:
According to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (the world’s most widely ratified human rights treaty in history):
The child shall be registered immediately after birth and shall have the right from birth to a name, the right to acquire a nationality and. as far as possible, the right to know and be cared for by his or her parents.https://www.unicef.org/child-rights-convention/convention-text#
Marriage has traditionally been understood as the optimal environment for raising children. If marriage includes single people, then it can no longer hold up a mother and father as an ideal environment for raising children.