The battle to ban gay civil unions — and to subject all same-gender sexual partners to possible prosecution and imprisonment under sodomy laws — could be just one front in a broad battle by the political religious right to make all sex outside of marriage not only illegal, but dangerous.

Wayne Besen summarizes what’s happening on other fronts.

I’d like to add that the religious rightists have, for the time being, left a convenient sexual escape clause for themselves: Serial marriage and divorce, which appear partly responsible for the Bible Belt’s high divorce rates. Marry someone at age 18, divorce them at 21. Marry someone else at 22, divorce them at 25…

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