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Thread #147102   Message #3420233
Posted By: Bill D
15-Oct-12 - 11:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: 'Gay marriage' question
Subject: RE: BS: 'Gay marriage' question
"Incest is arguably safer than male homosexuality, if procreation was removed from the equation, ..

Incest is not a 'sexual minority' as relating to sexual practices, but rather a social practice. It is proscribed (mostly) because of direct and long standing knowledge of genetic issues. Since procreation CANNOT easily be removed from the equation, we legislate against marriage between close relatives. Add to that the sad fact that much incest begins with predatory behavior and incest becomes a special category.

The issue IS: given sane, not closely related adult humans, why not allow them to marry on an equal basis, no matter which sex they are... or choose to be.