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One of These Things is Not Like the Other

David3036 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 8:01 AM
If you are really going back "millenia" for your definitions of marriage, it's all over the lot and DOES include polygamy. Also arranged marriages, “purchased” wives, child marriages, slave marriages, forced marriages of widows to their brothers-in law -- and, yes, same-sex marriages in medieval Europe, Japan and China. Marriage has been unchanged for thousands of years? Nonsense. The American Anthropological Association issued this statement: ”The results of more than a century of anthropological research on households, kinship relationships and families, across cultures and through time, provide no support whatsoever for the view that civilization or viable social orders depend upon marriage as an exclusively heterosexual institution."

Just because things can be put on the same list doesn't mean they are necessarily similar. My attic contains within it thousands of comic books, an inflatable bed, some jigsaw puzzles, some family pictures and a "Frampton Comes Alive!" album. These things are, roughly speaking, in the same location, but they're hardly of equal value, importance or function.

I bring this up for the simple reason that we're hearing a lot about how the GOP must deal with "abortion and gay marriage" as if they are almost the same issue.

Well, in my house, I hear about my dog and...