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Subject: Re: No on 8 Date: 10/30/2008 5:29 PM
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Classic examples in "Thank You for Not Smoking":

I'm thinking more along the lines of this:
Socratic Questioning is disciplined questioning that can be used to pursue thought in many directions and for many purposes, including: to explore complex ideas, to get to the truth of things, to open up issues and problems, to uncover assumptions, to analyze concepts, to distinguish what we know from what we don’t know, and to follow out logical implications of thought. The key to distinguishing Socratic questioning from questioning per se is that Socratic questioning is systematic, disciplined, and deep, and usually focuses on foundational concepts, principles, theories, issues, or problems.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socratic_questioning

So now tell me why three consenting adults shouldn't have equal rights.
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On another topic but still on subject: what rights or benefits does a marriage license grant that a civil union does not?
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It’s a simple question. If Prop 8 does not pass, what is to prevent a "wacko LDSer" (as weco misidentifies the measure's supporters) from marching his two girlfriends down to Superior Court and filing suit alleging their civil rights were violated because the county clerk would not grant the three of them a marriage license?
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If it fails, what is to prevent a court from finding a marriage can exist between a man and a woman and a woman based on the same civil rights as those demanded by same sex couples?
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I'm just trying to get others to explain to me why same sex marriage should be allowed while polygamy should not.
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What rights can be bestowed through a marriage license that can not be obtained through a domestic partnership or civil union?
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Seems to me the rights granted under DP outweigh the rights granted from a marriage license. Easier to enter, easier to exit. Why would anyone choose marriage over a DP?
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If we're going to expand the definition of marraige so that it can exist between a man and a man or a woman and a woman, why not a man a woman and another woman?
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"Different" how so? How are any two people more deserving of the right to marry than any three?
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Why will nobody here just admit that polygamy is an insult to the sensibilities?
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What is it about a marriage license that bestows equality upon a same sex couple that can't be had by other means, specifically a domestic partnership or civil union?

and so on.

I must have touched a nerve because nobody has yet to address this:
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.

Rusty
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