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It seems the more we try to craft special laws for each new group we've decided to include, the more we have to continue doing that for each group (and each right).

No, there need to be exceptions, because it's almost never so simple:

If one couple has the right to marry, all couples do. Doesn't matter if they are gay or straight, mono-chromatic or miscegenate, etc.

No blood relations to an agreed-upon extent. There are good reasons for this. And must be human. And corporations can't marry. Merge, yes. Marry, no. (heh... 'and the two shall become one...')

If you are of legal age, and a citizen, you can vote. Black, white, rich, poor, male, female...whatever. You can vote.

Once per election. But why only citizens? And corporations can't vote.

These special laws come up out of necessity, to address special situations the crafters of the original law didn't think of, sometimes because they (the situations) didn't exist at the time. In terms of complexity, they're a necessary evil.

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