It’s Just a Matter of Time

October 6, 2012

The Toronto District School Board insists that it’s not endorsing polygamy.  In a recent promotion to help prevent “gender-based violence”, the school board’s website has a poster with the message “Love has no gender” in white capital letters surrounded by various hearts containing stick figure people.  In one of the hearts, there is an image of a man with two women; in another, two women with one man. 
Sounds like polygamy to me, but apparently not, at least not according to the school board.  “First, the board does not support polygamy,” said TDSB spokesman Ryan Bird. “The images in question were meant to support an individual’s right to choose whom they love, regardless of gender. For example, the reason for depicting two women and one man was meant to show that a person can be attracted to more than one gender.”  That clarifies their stand, it would be wrong for a man to have a relationship with two women but all right for a woman to have a relationship with a man and a woman.  
It’s good to know that those who educate children would never endorse polygamy but have no problem endorsing bisexuality.  But really, polygamy is only a matter of time.    Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.