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Transforming Normalcy

ScienceSquid Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 4:58 PM
I would assume then that any arrangement of consenting adults should have, under an equal protection argument, access to civil unions, or are we going to restrict by number, blood/genetic relationship, or other criteria? If there will be restrictions, what criteria trump the legal rights of consenting adults? If no restrictions, should all legal obligations and benefits apply - i.e. tax laws, rights to adoption, etc.
Tommy_Maq Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 6:01 PM
"Consenting Adults" is a clear standard and has been applied in many other contexts quite easily.

It is the people seeking to *violate* that principle that have something to defend, but even the christians have yet to learn that you can't defend the indefensible...which is peculiar, considering the nature of their myth and their heritage.
Reginald10 Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 5:34 PM
Civil marriage should function like a contract of incorporation, and be processed like any other corporation. The "bylaws" of conventional marriage are well established. Bylaws for a corporate marriage would either have to be established by law (in which case, there'd be those who want something different, and protest); or each new corporate marriage would have to write its own bylaws (which would cover plural marriages, fidelity issues, dissolution arrangements, etc.).
I suspect "Legal Zoom" would have a standard form that could be used...
RVN70USMC Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 5:21 PM
I was not clear: any couple (two) who are not closely related (mother-sister-daughter-father son-brother-nephew-niece-first cousin). You have got to have some standards of decency. If you don't then who cares about anything?

Dr. Jennifer Morse recently gave a perfectly civil and thoroughly Christian talk to a group of Catholic college students in Iowa. In a speech deeply rooted in compassion, she urged students to reach out to same-sex attracted classmates and offer them friendship. She thought they could benefit from chaste friendships, and that they would not necessarily get much of that type of support from others on campus.

The response to Jennifer's speech was predictable. The Gaystapo took to the internet with a series of egregious mischaracterizations of the speech - all of which were intended to intimidate those who would dare...