Matt Barber and Mat Staver of Liberty
Counsel warned this week that gay marriage affects the marriages of
heterosexual couples by making them less monogamous.
On the group's Faith and Freedom radio
show, Barber and Staver were discussing the Family Research Council's
(FRC) list of arguments against marriage equality, titled Ten
Arguments from Social Science Against Same-Sex Marriage.
At number six is “same-sex 'marriage'
would undercut the norm of sexual fidelity within marriage.”
Barber and Staver cites quotes from gay
writers Andrew Sullivan and Dan Savage to assert that gay male
couples are more likely to have open relationships.
“You start doing that in a marriage
relationship with a man and a woman and the woman's just not going to
do it,” Staver said.
added: “We know that women serve to domesticate men. That's
not an opinion. That's the social science that women ultimately
bring men into their role as father, as provider, and protector for
the household and they domesticate men and that lends itself toward
Writing at RightWingWatch.com, Kyle
Mantyla responded: “There are plenty of straight couples, of
course, who engage in open relationships. So what any of this has to
do with gay marriage is anybody's guess.”