January 02, 2006

And Will you, Flipper, take this woman...

A while back I was engaged in a lively debate about same sex marriage with a person that could see o problems with it whatsoever, I on the other hand, while believing that there must be some sort of provision made to protect the assets of same sex couples in inheritence and health decisions, felt that allowing same sex "marriage" was the wrong way to go. One of my arguments was that, once the gates were opened, under any sort of legal language allowing it, all sorts of "marriages would have to be allowed. Adults with children, humans with animals, humans with inanimate items...my partner in the debate poh-poohed thes ideas as "paranoia" and "extremist extrapolations that couldn't possibly occur".

Well Chelle, I TOLD YOU SO! Granted, it didn't happen here in the States, but in an even STRICTER society when it comes to marriage..., even you would have to agree that you wouldn't think that it would be the normal course for her to take...

I'm just waiting for the story about a woman wanting to marry her Miata....

Posted by Delftsman3 at January 2, 2006 08:15 PM | TrackBack


Of course that would happen here in Israel.
Excuse me while I barf.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at January 3, 2006 12:28 PM

The key issue, which you seem to constantly overlook, is CONSENT. Of course adults can't marry dogs. The dogs can't sign the marriage certificate, signalling they understand what marriage is. Children can't provide informed consent to marriage or to sex, because they're too young. Have sex with children HARMS them. Having responsible sex with consenting adults doesn't. There is no slippery slope here, the wall that keeps us from sliding down it is "consent."

Posted by: Steph Mineart at January 3, 2006 02:30 PM
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