New York — Roy and Silo, two chinstrap penguins at the Central Park Zoo in Manhattan, are completely devoted to each other. For nearly six years now, they have been inseparable. They exhibit what in penguin parlance is called “ecstatic behavior”: That is, they entwine their necks, they vocalize to each other, they have sex. Silo and Roy are, to anthropomorphize a bit, gay penguins.
I wonder how long it will take for the Massachusetts’s court to remove references from human in the laws concerning marriage. If we are only rational animals with no inherent dignity given by a creator God then why shouldn’t animals involved in loving committed relationships be left out from our marriage laws. Now there are some who would object at this or equivocate at only allowing gay penguin unions, but they are all penguinphobes. If God didn’t want penguins to get married he wouldn’t have created them so that they never needed to rent a tuxedo.