A Taiwanese woman said Sunday she had “married” herself by throwing a wedding banquet.
And why not?
Once the sex of the partners became irrelevant, the number becomes irrelevant, too. So while natural marriage advocates fretted that same-sex ‘marriage’ would lead to plural marriage (polygamy), they were blind to the possibility of singular marriage. If the procreational aspects of marriage became incidental to the nature of marriage as the courts have decided in legalizing same-sex ‘marriage’, and love is all that is needed to make a relationship a marriage, then in our narcissistic age, it is no wonder that someone might want to marry him- or herself.
All that said, throwing a banquet for oneself hardly qualifies as a wedding and thankfully the state has not recognized the marriage. (At least yet.)
I’ve written before about how it becomes impossible, if not illogical, to uphold marriage as a coupling of two individuals in the age of gay marriage. I didn’t mention single marriage because it didn’t occur to me at the time, but it an obvious oversight on my part.
To be clear: I am not advocating single marriage. I just want to point out that it is the logical extension of marriage rights in 2010.