Of course, you must realize that incest and polygamy are in exactly the same situation as homosexual marriage was, only a few years ago, namely, illegal and stigmatized. Surely, you cannot argue this point? We used to have Sodomy laws on the books, and then, due to lobbying, this was changed. Now, of course, we can both agree that all were on the law books because someone had the idea that they were in a position to dictate who may marry whom, according to what they believed was right, but in full denial of the individuals right to choose for themselves. This was wrong, as has been pointed out by your side, to have someone else dictate what is right for me, or you. To indicate that it is "slippery slope" to allow incestuous or polygamous marriage is to deny the logical implication that we all should be allowed to decide for ourselves who we wish to marry. You wish to infer that these marriages are "icky", while promoting the idea that you have a right to choose who may marry whom, and you further wish to separate yourselves from a "freak-show", although you ignore the fact that we see SSM as the same freak-show. You see yourselves as the noble freedom fighters for the rights to marry who you wish, and yet, see any others in the exact same situation as "icky". Do you not see, are you unable to see, that this is a serious double standard, on your part? You claim the right to choose your own mates, and yet, use the argument "polygamy and incest are illegal" so glibly, when only a few years ago, you, yourselves, suffered the exact same fate. You were able to change this, and claim that you were being discriminated against, and now, you look down your nose upon others whose fight is for nothing less than what you fought for. When your choice was illegal, it was wrong. When poly and incest are wrong, you shrug as if there is nothing wrong with that. You are acting as we did. How does it feel, to ignore the plight of another freedom fighter? It probably does not seem so strange to deny a coupling that you disapprove of, does it? Odd, how you run with the fox, then hunt with the hounds. I have news for you. We see your fight in the same terms as you see the poly and incest in. Namely, it is (or was) illegal, and there is nothing wrong with that, as it is not right. Welcome to our side, son, Welcome to being a bigot and a hater and a Communist. Labels, from your side. I'm sure that you recognize them, as we have had to receive them, so now you must. For the EXACT same reasons.<quoted text>
Here, again, is an example of "your side" creating arguments against an issue that NO ONE is supporting!
In neither of the two cases discussing same-gender marriages have attorneys argued including same-gender, incestuous marriages.
And has been REPEATEDLY pointed out, not only is incest illegal in this country, but marrying one's family is also illegal.
Why on EARTH would you even bring this issue to the table?
Are you THAT afraid?
Look, I see what you're trying to do... You're trying to show that same-gender marriage will provide a slippery slope (God I hate that term) so that all manner of bizarre marriages will be allowed to take place in the future.
But let me point out that the "slope" began with heterosexual marriage. If marriage had never been invented, then we wouldn't be having this conversation at all.
You need to realize that the courts have ruled that same-gender relationships are protected under the law. THEY ARE NOT ILLEGAL!
Science and medicine have determined that homosexuality IS NOT A DISORDER!
Science, medicine, and the legal system HAVE determined that incest is both illegal and a disorder.
There is NO REASON to believe that allowing same-gender couples to marry will result in incestuous marriages; whether they be gay or straight.
You are using unwarranted fear tactics in an attempt to win an argument. And it's time that you bring the discussion of this ridiculous idea to an end!