Allowing gay couples to become legally married is the first step on a path that will lead to people being legally allowed to marry animals, children or their siblings.

That’s the opinion of former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson, who is not a fan of current proposals to overturn Californian state law against same-sex marriages.

“Should you be allowed to marry whoever you want? Before you answer that, should u be allowed to have more than 1 wife?” he asked via his combined Twitter and Facebook feeds. The question prompted a flurry of debate.

“I’m only asking a question. My next question is, should siblings be allowed to marry siblings? My point is, where do you draw the line?” Thomson continued.

“I personally don’t care who you marry but I also am smart enough to know that it opens a gateway to men/women trying to marry young kids, siblings marrying each other and people having multiple husbands and wives.

“You have to think all of these things are okay otherwise your stopping them from being happy as well which is hypocrisy. Equality doesn’t stop with gay marriage, it just starts with it. I’m not talking about just gay marriage. I’m talking about where does it stop? Where do you draw the line? People wanna marry animals, children, siblings, multiple husband/wives, etc?

“Look, I personally don’t give a s–t who you marry but my question to you is, why is it okay for gays to marry and you’re gonna turn around and tell the guy he can’t marry the lil’ girl next door or the teacher she cant marry the lil’ boy in her class?

“[Plus] siblings, animals, etc. Why can’t they be happy like gay people and heterosexual people?”

Plenty of people took issue with Thomson but he was supported by renowned coach and former champion Pat Militech, who occupies a political position somewhere to the right-hand side of the spectrum.

“Josh is spot on. It may seem extreme to use some of his examples of “where does it end” but I guarantee someone will want to marry their 1st cousin or even sibling. At what point does lack of civil liberty put this nation at risk? It’s already happened and will only get worse.”

At time of writing, the California government currently has no proposals in place to allow people to marry children, animals or their own siblings.