Let me say upfront that although I like myself A LOT (ask anyone), I’m against this thing called: “Sologamy,” which means you get married to yourself. Mainly because I don’t want myself taking half my stuff when it doesn’t work out…
Seriously though, LidBlog has blown the lid off this new Sologamy wedding trend thing – which believe it or not – is actually a thing:
When the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, some who objected to the ruling opined that this will lead to legalizing polygamy or even group marriages (where two or more couples marry each other). What they didn’t mention was a new kind of marriage trend which also goes against the biblical definition of marriage being between one man and one woman. The new trend is called Sologamy, which defines marriage between one man or one woman – otherwise known as marrying one’s self.
Actually, this predated last year’s court decision, but it has picked up steam in recently. According to First Things, the practice began over twenty years ago.
Sologamy is the marriage of someone to one’s own self—the his- or herness of it is not relevant, although it seems to be mostly women who are doing it. Apparently Linda Baker was the first person to marry herself back in December 1993.
Others have followed suit, including Sara Sharpe, who wrote about her self-marriage in A Dress, A Ring, Promises to Self.
And there’s Nadine Schweigert, a thirty-six-year-old-woman from Fargo, North Dakota, who was interviewed by Anderson Cooper after marrying herself in front of some forty of her closest friends. “I, Nadine,” she said to herself, “promise to enjoy inhabiting my own life and to relish a lifelong love affair with my beautiful self.” Jennifer Hoes is a Dutch woman who did the same thing in 2003. Her same-self marriage was the subject of a recent ten-minute documentary by Aeon Magazine.
Last January, the Houston Chronicle reported on the self-wedding of Yasmin Eleby, who “married herself at the Houston Museum of African American Culture…in a lavish ceremony with 10 bridesmaids in attendance, plus family and other guests on hand to celebrate the event.”
Since the marriage is not legal, Ms. Eleby’s sister performed the ceremony. While the Chronicle did not mention whether Yasmin signed a pre-nup with herself, it did report that her honeymoon itinerary included, “Cambodia, Laos, and a jazz festival in Dubai”
Sophie Tanner married herself last year. The wedding was performed by her friend James at the local (U.K) Unitarian Church. For the ceremony, James wore a rented bishop’s costume, and Sophie was attended by 20 bridesmaids.
I am not a theologian and I could be totally wrong on this, but when it says in Leviticus 19:18, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” I don’t believe Sologamy is what God meant.
On the other hand, I’m a pretty cool dude. So read the rest HERE:
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