Would Same Sex Marriages Lead to Bestiality?
When dealing with a controversial issue like same-sex marriage, abortion, and gun control many fallacies occur within premises of the arguments. In an article I found on the internet about same-sex marriages that has multiple fallacies, however I am going to focuses on Slippery Slope fallacy it gives.
“How about group marriage? Or marriage between daddies and little girls? Or marriage between a man and his donkey? Anything allegedly linked to civil rights will be doable, and the legal underpinnings for marriage will have been destroyed.” Now, that’s more or less a prophecy. Not a divine prophecy, but a prediction.” –James C. Dobson
In Raphael Schweber-Koren’s article, “Dobson: Same-sex marriage would lead to “marriage between daddies and little girls … between a man and his donkey’”, he focuses on James C. Dobson’s argument on gay marriages and targets his logic. “James C. Dobson predicted on his radio program that allowing same-sex marriage in the United States would lead to “group marriage,” “marriage between daddies and little girls,” or “marriage between a man and his donkey.’” There is a slippery slope fallacy in Dobson’s argument because his reasoning was based on the idea that if same-sex marriages became legal it would lead to group marriages, and marriages between fathers and daughters, or even marriages between humans and animals. In a slippery slope fallacy accepting one thing will lead to another and another and another until some undesirable result occurs, in Dobson’s case, legalizing same sex marriages will lead to the legalization of a marriage between a man and his donkey. The line and reasoning between his premises to his conclusion is not logical or justified. Dobson’s argument has no validity, because the outcome on same sex marriages is unknown and he did not justify his conclusion to his argument.