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Why aren't polygamy and the marriage of adult siblings legal, like gay marriage?


Since the definition has been changed to legalize gay marriage, why stop there? Why aren't marriages between all consenting adults be legal? Or why stop there, how about marriages between all living creatures? In ancient Rome the emperor married his horse. Who says the relationship wasn't consensual, maybe there was a spiritual connection ie. the life force, the circle of life ect.

 

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    wba108@yahoo.com 2 years ago

    I think you're on to something here, the laws are altered based on the strength of the advocate but what about equal protection under the law, it seems the law is for sale to the highest bidder?


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    wba108@yahoo.com 2 years ago

    Why change the definition of marriage to suit one group of consenting adults while denying other groups? The similarities are that they're all consenting adults looking for a legal sanction for there marriage.


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    Lisa Vollrath (lisavollrath) 2 years ago

    That last paragraph is exactly it. As long as it involves consenting adults, how my neighbor chooses to define his or her marriage is none of my business.


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    wba108@yahoo.com 2 years ago

    In the eyes of the state its a legal contract that recognizes a religious union and now also unions forbidden by many churches.


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    wba108@yahoo.com 2 years ago

    Should laws be altered to suit powerful and popular causes while denying justice to the less powerful or ever a small minority group?


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    You're right! And they NEVER consult Bible which this country was supposedly established on!

    Guess what? Satan's winning down here! (Jn 10:10)

    He's already been defeated! But look how many lost souls he's "twisted the minds" of!


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    wba108@yahoo.com 2 years ago

    What is absurdity? Not that long ago in my generation the idea of gay marriage was considered an absurdity. I think my line of reasoning is very logical, that it leads to absurdity is not my fault.


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    wba108@yahoo.com 2 years ago

    The point of my question isn't to knock gay marriage, but to question the logic of changing existing laws to accommodate some unions while excluding others, however small a group they may be.

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    Mike Russo (peoplepower73) 2 years ago

    The reason for legalizing gay marriage has to do with the legal rights of the couple. Before legalizing, gays lived together without any legal rights to the estate of the their partner. Now they have that legal right just like any married couple

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    Shadystar 2 years ago

    There is also the ethics of the power struggle issue, where one (usually the older one) could be using manipulation to trick the other into consenting (the same reason why it’s frowned upon for doctors to date patients, even if they are adults).


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    wba108@yahoo.com 2 years ago

    Couldn't the case be made that legitimizing Gay unions also has deleterious effects on society? Doesn't history show that public support of homosexuality usually proceeds the decline of that culture, look at Rome and Greece?


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    wba108@yahoo.com 2 years ago

    What about the government's interest in promoting heterosexual unions because they believe the family unit is the glue that holds society together. Hasn't this been the majority opinion for most of history?

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    wba108@yahoo.com 2 years ago

    What are your opinions based on? Logic, the consensus among your peers, historical norms, scientific evidence or just a combination thereof?

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    Mike Russo (peoplepower73) 2 years ago

    The key word in this forum is legality. The scenarios that you describe would be a legal nightmare. That's the reason the supreme court ruled in favor of same sex marriage. It provides legal rights to an both partners.


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    dashingscorpio 2 years ago

    Are you saying now that there's marriage equality laws we should eliminate all laws? Was discriminating against gays and lesbians the only thing that was holding society together? Now that is gone we might as well start anarchy? It's the end?


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    junkseller 2 years ago

    Lots of things lead to greater risk of genetic abnormalities: smoking, age, existing genetics, obesity, etc. We don't prevent any of those, so it becomes a weak excuse to prohibit incest - unless the risk is drastically higher.