I'm no gay man but I'm just curious. People keep on saying that now gay-marriage is illegal, incest and pedophilia will eventually become legal and socially acceptable (without any reliable or valid proof on their little argument), as if gay-marriage or homosexuality has any valid connections to these mental illnesses. Aside from the fact that they're all considered socially out of the norm, I wouldn't go as far as comparing homosexuality to pedophilia, incest and bestiality when there are no relations between them (aside from them relating to sex). Besides, what logic is there to be hateful towards homosexuality or any other sexual orientation ouside of heterosexuality when it doesn't really harm anyone other than butthurt idiots who expect the world to be perfect and religious by their standards? People often say how it harms "natural law" and all sorts of bullcrap. People around the world constantly give birth to a shit ton of a baby so it really doesn't matter anyay.
I've known a few men who were gay and they are actually disgusted of pedophilia and incest. Before I end my question details, all I'll say is that while there's nothing wrong with disagreeing with homosexuality and gay-marriage at all, there's no need to form up an "appeal to tradition: and faulty cause fallacy as a valid source to prove your point that gay-marriage or social approval of homosexuality will cause society to accept mental illnesses like pedophilia, bestiality and incest.
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It's not, people just like to try to make them sound similar or connected to vilify homosexuality. The whole idea is built on a few logical fallacies. For starters, just because homosexuality is now legal doesn't at all mean that pedophilia or incest is more likely to become legal next. More importantly, they're three very different situations.
Homosexuality is centered on a healthy relationship between two consenting adults. Whereas pedophilia involves an adult preying on a child who cannot legally consent to the arrangement because they haven't reach the mental or sexual maturity that would enable them to confidently make that choice for themselves. Incest typically does involve a consenting relationship between two adults but the problem here is that there is a higher risk for disease with their offspring because bad family genetics would not be as likely to be bred out. Homosexual relationships don't suffer from this problem because it's not even possible for them to procreate.
As for the natural law idea, that's not really a justifiable reason to make homosexual marriage illegal either. Like you said, we're already overpopulated as it is so we shouldn't make expanding our species such a priority. Also, just because homosexuals can now get married, doesn't stop heterosexual people from getting married and propagating the species. Also, marriage is really irrelevant to the "natural order" anyway. You don't need marriage to have kids and if someone's homosexual, they're not going to start making babies in heterosexual relationships just because they can't marry their own sex. They'd just stick with homosexual relationships but not be allowed to express their love and commitment legally like straight people.
It just doesn't make sense on any logical level to make homosexual marriage illegal.1
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It's not. Religious bigots just tend to use incest and pedophilia as a slippery slope argument which is a logical fallacy.6