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Subject: Re: No on 8 Date: 10/30/2008 1:48 PM
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and assuming you meant to say I'll vote against Prop 8,[correct, my bad] it seems your inclination is to vote for 8 unless there was also a proposal to provide for multiple spouses.

It was never my intent to advocate for polygamy.

Let me expand on what I thought would be the conclusion to this argument some posts ago. Many of the arguments against Prop. 8 point to the bigotry of 8's proponents as reason to defeat it. And they are correct. PROP 8 IS INHERENTLY DICRIMINATORY AND ITS PROPONENTS ARE BIGOTED. However, it has been my intent all along to point out that people who are in favor of same sex marriage yet still seek to prohibit polygamy are equally bigoted and their policies just as discriminatory.

So now the pro-same sex/anti-polygamy crowd has one of two choices; either accept polygamy as an unintended but necessary consequence of 8's defeat, or, finding their bigotry to be valid, STFU about the bigotry of others.

As for me, I could not care less what goes on between consenting adults in the privacy of their homes. If you can get a dog to say "I do" and make its mark on a marriage license, more power to ya. But what I can't stand is people pointing out the splinter in someone else's eye when they themselves have a face full of lumber.

Rusty

Just one more comment:

You might have just answered your own question (re same-sex marriage vs polygamy), as factors such as race and sexual orientation aren't "chosen lifestyles."

You mean that sexual orientation is not a choice, that it is caused by physiological factors such as genetics or brain chemistry? Wouldn't that allow that some day medical science may find a way to "correct" it through genetic engineering or pharmacology?
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