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Alan Cumming Calls Jeremy Irons "Ignorant" Over Gay Marriage-Incest Comments

There are 9 comments on the Queerty story from Apr 6, 2013, titled Alan Cumming Calls Jeremy Irons "Ignorant" Over Gay Marriage-Incest Comments. In it, Queerty reports that:

Alan Cumming took Jeremy Irons to task on Twitter Thursday, calling the Oscar-winner's recent comments about gay marriage "offensive and ignorant." Earlier this week, Irons claimed that legalizing gay marriage would somehow debase marriage and ultimately lead to incest between fathers and sons.

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Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#1 Apr 6, 2013
Marriage establishes legal kinship between two previously unrelated adults
.
Father and son are already kin; so father-son marriage is superfluous

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#2 Apr 6, 2013
Oh, some guy Brian-something was trying to use this article to say why he doesn't accept equality.
He always goes on about supposedly not being bigoted, yet he uses cases like this to show his "points," in which they try to relate marriage to incest.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#3 Apr 6, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
Marriage establishes legal kinship between two previously unrelated adults
.
Father and son are already kin; so father-son marriage is superfluous
Marriage betwen kin is legal in the U.S., i.e. marriages between cousins of any degree, and uncle-niece, and aunt-nephew as well, so marriage does NOT have to take place bewtween two PREVIOUSLY UNRELATED adults. Plus, marriage is not limited to adults in the U.S. as all states also allow children to marry.

Don't you know ANYTHING ?!

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#4 Apr 6, 2013
I'm not spending a penny to view anything by Mr. Irons, anymore.

(I hope there's someone out there who get's the brit joke in that statement)
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#5 Apr 6, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
Marriage betwen kin is legal in the U.S., i.e. marriages between cousins of any degree, and uncle-niece, and aunt-nephew as well, so marriage does NOT have to take place bewtween two PREVIOUSLY UNRELATED adults. Plus, marriage is not limited to adults in the U.S. as all states also allow children to marry.
Don't you know ANYTHING ?!
Father and son are not cousins; sugar
.
Now you know

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#6 Apr 6, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
<quoted text>
Father and son are not cousins; sugar
.
Now you know
But cousins, aunts, nephews, uncles, and nieces ARE kin and they are allowed to marry one another in the U.S. And children are allowed to marry in the U.S. as well.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#7 Apr 6, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
But cousins, aunts, nephews, uncles, and nieces ARE kin and they are allowed to marry one another in the U.S. And children are allowed to marry in the U.S. as well.
Great. Confuse the issue and the message.

Less beer at church, kid.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#8 Apr 6, 2013
snyper wrote:
<quoted text>
Great. Confuse the issue and the message.
Less beer at church, kid.
You can't understand a simple sentence ? I stated FACT.

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#9 Apr 6, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
But cousins, aunts, nephews, uncles, and nieces ARE kin and they are allowed to marry one another in the U.S. And children are allowed to marry in the U.S. as well.
Yes, but none of those relationships are father/son or parent/child, which is what Jeremy Irons (and Rainbow Kid) specifically referred to.

Opponents of marriage-equality ought to abandon the "incest" argument. They always dust it off as a "warning" of what could be, completely oblivious to the fact that it already IS. In fact, it really sounds like "straight" America has already established its boundaries with respect to incestuous marriage, and I'd say they seem to be quite comfortable with it (especially NJ).

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