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Old 01-06-2014, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Even if procreation was not part of the plan?
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:50 PM
 
Location: texas
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Even if procreation was not part of the plan?
What is part of the plan?
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:54 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Siblings are already related to one another. Why would they need to marry one another in order to become "even more" related?
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:56 PM
 
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Siblings are already related to one another. Why would they need to marry one another in order to become "even more" related?
Perfection of family.
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:09 PM
 
Location: In your head, rent free
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As long as they are consenting adults of legal age why should anyone else care?
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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1) I am not concerned with marriages between consenting, competent adults. Period. If two siblings want to get married, it simply does not concern me.

2) Despite the trolling insinuation, this is not analogous to same-sex marriage. There is no such thing as a sibling-sibling sexual orientation, so bans on such marriages to not bar any individuals from ever marrying a consenting adult of the type to which they are naturally attracted - this is precisely what same-sex marriage bans do.

3) Ridiculous 'arguments' like this one are why those with anti-gay agendas are losing left and right in the courts of this land - you simply have no rational justifications for your animus. You don't like gays and you want to keep discrimination against them codified into law, but try as you might you just can't find any reason to put forward that doesn't boil down to animus.
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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I really don't care who marries whom.

Just curious how far people are will to go with marrying.


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Old 01-06-2014, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Whoville....
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I really don't care who marries whom.

Got it? Good.

Just curious how far people are will to go with marrying.
The real question is who should the government recognize as married and why should their marriages be recognized. In order for it to make sense for the government to recognize a marriage, there needs to be a benefit to society in recognizing the union. Otherwise, marriage is whatever it is based on your belief system and the government doesn't get involved there.

Marriage has always protected women and children. It dates back to a time when both were considered property and women unable to support themselves. While I still think women and children need protecting, I think we're really beyond the assumptions that are made in marriage and ready to move on to a civil union replacing marriage. Anyone who wants to can form a civil union with anyone else they want to. That ends this argument once and for all.
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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That would be fine with me, as long as procreation is ruled out of the question. Either because of same-sex status, infertility, or what have you.
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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I think we're really beyond the assumptions that are made in marriage and ready to move on to a civil union replacing marriage. Anyone who wants to can form a civil union with anyone else they want to. That ends this argument once and for all.
I think this is a good idea. Everyone gets a civil union.

The question for me is: Is marriage just a legal contract or a religious ceremony? If it's just a contract then change the M word to Civil Union and let the religious have their ceremony (in addition) for spiritual purposes.
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