In Italy, the Union of Islamic Communities and Organisations is calling for polygamy to be legalised. The founder of the group, Hamza Piccardo, is arguing that since same-sex partnerships are now considered a civil right in Italy, polygamy should also be considered a civil right.
New Europe presents the details that have surfaced thus far:
As reported by Breitbart London, the organisation’s founder and president, Hamza Piccardo, posted on Facebook the following message: “When it comes to civil rights here, then polygamy is a civil right. Muslims do not agree with homosexual partnerships, and yet they have to accept a system that allows it. There is no reason why Italy should not accept polygamous marriages of consenting persons.”
But Debora Serracchiani, deputy chairman of the ruling Democratic Party (PD), disagrees. She said: “Centuries of fighting for women’s rights cannot simply be brushed aside. Polygamy has nothing to do with civil rights”.
In response to the criticism, Piccardo suggested polygamy would boost the nation’s economy. He said: “Do not underestimate the demographic action of polygamy. It would rebalance population decline and the consequent need for foreign labour”.
This situation in Italy is indicative of what will happen in Australia if marriage is redefined. Changing the legal definition of marriage has drastic consequences. Australians must decide whether they want to protect marriage as it has always been defined, or whether Australia will open its door to a society where “full equality” is provided for all relationships , rendering the legal recognition of relationships meaningless.