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How can you be in favor of gay marriage and not in favor of incestuous marriages between consenting adults?

Asked By: Aloysius C - 12/27/2010
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Once we cast aside the time-tested male-female, one-flesh-union view of marriage in favor of marriage as individuals choose to define it, we have a grab bag of possibilities. Why not consider the following ‘marital arrangements’ as having equal protections under the law... More
Answered By: Mr McKenzie- Tears of Joy - 12/27/2010
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The latter is potentially harmful to the gene pool, the former is not.
Answered By: Jabber wock - 12/27/2010
 
Good point.
Answered By: Bibigirl - 12/27/2010
 
How can you care so much about the private lives of consenting adults?
Answered By: Utsuho - 12/27/2010
 
Offspring of siblings are far more likely to have birth defects arising from recessive genes expressing themselves.
Answered By: The Reverend Soleil - 12/27/2010
 
Because it's gross. But I get your point. Good point. Because a lot of people think homosexuality is gross too.
Answered By: Ethan - 12/27/2010
 
The bible is against gay marriage but supports incestuous marriage. Adam n Eve. (Their children if you don't count them as brother and sister, though technically it was more like Adam marrying himself since she was created from his rib)
Answered By: Anonymous - 12/27/2010
 
Because incest causes recessive genetic abnormalities and diseases to be expressed. Clearly, this is what happened in your case... More
Answered By: Meredith - 12/27/2010
 
That's right.Most atheists here probably support that too but they won't admit it.
Answered By: Irtaza - 12/27/2010
 
Gay couples aren't the same as couples related by blood, it's not the same thing at all.
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Answered By: bainaashanti - 12/27/2010
 
Right Life-long one man-one woman loving marriage has to be protected Let gays, etc create their own institutions and leave marriage alone
Answered By: James O - 12/27/2010
 
Good point. If there is nothing wrong with homosexuality, there is nothing wrong with incest.
Answered By: Thinking - 12/27/2010
 
marrying within the family creates inbreeding, and the results are ususally catastrophic. you are comparing two completely unrelated things, really. have a nice day.
Answered By: Silver †Dragon† - 12/27/2010
 
Why do you care so much about gay marriage. Homosexuality is not even mentioned in the 10 commandments. Keeping the sabbath is is and you don't see christians running their mouths trying to change the law against people working at walmart and other places on the sabbath... More
Answered By: kissthemforme - 12/27/2010
 
Sexuality isn't a choice, whether or not you sleep with a relative is. If a child results from incest it is more likely to have birth defects.
Answered By: Wingsworth - 12/27/2010
 
What kind of children do incestuous couples produce? Children with genetic problems. What kind of children go gay couples produce? None.
Answered By: The Doctor - 12/27/2010
 
I don't honestly care what consenting adults do in their private lives. However, if they're going to have children, they should know the risks.
Answered By: Orpheus - 12/27/2010
 
I can't recall a time in which I stated I was against incestuous marriage. It's not something I would practice myself, but I can't tell other people how to live.
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Answered By: Heavy Metal Jesus - 12/27/2010
 
Like the Swiss government, I am in favour of incestuous marriage, between consenting adults - as long as there is no chance of a birth arising from the union..... http://despardes.com/?p=19175 And - don't forget - there are different views of what constitutes 'incest' depending on your country and culture.
Answered By: Quetzalcoatl ate my 3.1415926535897932384626433832 - 12/27/2010
 
Im not they are both disgusting, especially when you think what gays do to each other, [sick].
Answered By: Lizzy - 12/27/2010
 
because the latter is just... disturbing. it can cause birth deffects and other bad things. the two things you're talking about are completely different. its not fair to compare them.
Answered By: Shelby - 12/27/2010
 
I have to answer this question, as I find your presumption insulting. People like you are dangerous. If you have to ask this question, it means you KNOW there is a difference. I am in favour of gay marriage because it is not one in which the two parties are related or engaging in anything non-consensual. The other... More
Answered By: Jenny - 12/27/2010
 
Because gay people are always complaining about not having rights etc. But people who are involved in incest don't complain because they are afraid of being found out... More
Answered By: 7-52pm - 12/27/2010
 
Gay marriage is the marriage of two adults of the same sex who love each other and want to spend the rest of their lives together... More
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Answered By: Jo - 12/27/2010
 
Funny how that's not happening in Canada.
Answered By: Robin W - 12/27/2010
 
I'm not in favour of gay marriage but nor am i really in favour of heterosexual marriage, not as a legal entity. However, i am committed to accepting permanent faithful close sexual relationships between persons of the same gender. There are two problems with incest. One is the likelihood of multiple homozygous... More
Answered By: grayure - 12/27/2010
 
Incest actually causes disorders in their children. homosexuals don't reproduce.
Answered By: Robin - 12/27/2010
 
...so, there are posters here that believe incestuous marriages should be banned because of the possibility of defective offspring... More
Answered By: Tolstoyevsky - 12/27/2010
 
Some posters here are worried about offspring and i see their point but what if the incestous couple deisres not to have offspring, then, the question is does it make that relationship ok? My answer is still No, and No to homophiles to.
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Answered By: YXM84 - 12/27/2010
 
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