63 Texas Republicans Sign Document Saying Marriage Equality Leads To Incest, Pedophilia And Polygam

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  1. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    63 Texas Republicans Sign Document Saying Marriage Equality Leads To Incest, Pedophilia And Polygamy
    AUTHOR: JAMESON PARKER AUGUST 9, 2014 4:25 PM



    The Texas Republican party once again proved that it is living in a previous century, when over 60 of its members got together to sign a legal brief which states that same-sex marriage opens the door to things like pedophilia and incest being legalized.

    Following a court decision to strike down Texas’ unconstitutional ban on same-sex marriage earlier this year, members of the conservative coalition of Texas Republicans have worked themselves into a hysteria over the idea that someday soon gay Texans may be allowed to get married. Since then, they’ve spent almost all of their time and energy finding new scare-tactics to use in their quest to keep the state’s same-sex marriage ban.


    The latest attempt includes filing a legal brief with the state’s court which argues that if gay marriage is legally recognized then what is to stop people from marrying children or their siblings?


    “The district court broadened the definition of the ‘existing right to marry’ as one that includes the right of people to ‘select the partners of their choosing’ for marriage, without regard to sex,” they write. “If the right to select ‘partners of their choosing’ is the criterion used to invoke marriage as a fundamental right, then marriage restrictions on age, polygamy, and consanguinity are also ripe for challenge.”

    Their argument hangs on the phrase “partners of their choosing,” which Texas Republicans decided means “anyone,” but rational, level-headed thinkers might define as “another consenting adult.” Nowhere in the fight to legalize same-sex marriage do supporters argue that the right to marry should be a free-for-all where anything goes. Modifying the existing interpretation of lawful marriage needn’t go very far – all that needs to be done is change “between one man and one woman” to “between one adult and another adult.” Gender, unlike age, makes very little difference in terms of the happiness or success of a union.

    And as for polygamy? It won’t lead to that either. As Shanzeh Kurram writes over at Policy Mic:

    Gay marriage doesn’t lead to polygamy, either. Countries that have legalized gay marriage haven’t seen any rising demands of polygamous marriages. However, there are a lot of countries where polygamy is seen as completely normal, while gay marriage is forbidden. The marriage of three or more people is fundamentally different than the marriage of two people. Same-sex marriages have the same dyadic structure as heterosexual marriages. Therefore, legalizing polygamy is quite different than legalizing gay-marriage. If polygamy were legalized, a small number of high-status, wealthy men would end up with a disproportionate number of women (think of Mughal rulers and their harems). Now this might destabilize the structure of society.

    In states that have already legalized same-sex marriage, we haven’t seen the crumbling of social order that conservatives insists will happen. Far from destroying the family unit and ruining the country, same-sex couples behave a lot like every other couple: They marry, they have families, some they get divorced, others spend their lives together. In fact, there is even some cutting-edge research which suggests that gay couples raise healthier kids than straight couples on average. Whether you subscribe to that theory or not is beside the point, in every example we have (in the United States and abroad), gay marriage has been fine. Conservatives in same-sex legal states may not like it on an ideological level, but I bet they would have a hard time coming up with an example of how their lives have changed in any tangible way since it happened.

    The amicus brief that alleges same-sex marriage will lead to terrible sexual deviance, was signed by an impressive host of the Texas political leadership. The GOP’s nominee for lieutenant governor, the House Speaker and, perhaps most troubling, the likely incoming attorney general all counted themselves as signatories. If you live in Texas or even just want to live in a country where same-sex marriage isn’t compared to pedophilia and incest, then these men and women should offend you. They are like snapshots of a bygone era where homosexuality was demonized and persecuted without reservation or concern for a factual basis. To them, their ends justify any means, right down to misinformation and absurd logical leaps to justify their positions.



     
  2. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    More fake "Comedy" news?
     
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  3. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Did you read the legal brief? Those liberal commentaries are misstating what happened.
     
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  5. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Oh just let him drown in his own drool!!
     
  6. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    I disagree with Kurram's argument about polygamy. The premise about expanding marriage is about equality and right to choose their own spouse correct? Her explanation is that polygamy is different but somehow same sex isn't. Kinda hypocritical to give just one category the right to choose their mate but not another. If equality is anyone wanting to marry the person(s) of their choosing; then it should not have boundaries as long as it is consenting adults right?
    Then again, I believe it's no one's business who marries who if its consensual; and the government has no business giving its stamp of approval to begin with
     
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  7. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

  8. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    The type of beliefs,opinions and ideas stated by the Republicans are pretty common here in the deep south,perhaps that is why I dont see this is shocking . I DO find the mindset of these types bigoted and closed minded but I am in no way surprised they have these opinons
     
  9. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe 68 Republican law makers have past same sex experiences that have led them to other unsettling and confusing desires they'd rather not talk about and they are trying to protect the rest of us.:)
     
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  10. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member


    So you're going to suggest some people that you know nothing about are homosexual as some type of insult? Not very open minded of you.
     
  11. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I'm suggesting that I don't know why they are making assertions about people they know nothing about...unless they have past experience that clues them in to something the rest of us know nothing about. I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt.
     
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  12. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    They are from texas, did you think they had the brains to be intelligent?

    TOS.
     
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  13. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member


    Sure. If that were what you were doing that would be something different of course.
     
  14. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Explain it to me then. How are they so convinced that same sex marriage would bring about their conclusions? How have they become so convinced? It certainly isn't science.
     
  15. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member


    Really. Why should I explain your statements to you?
     
  16. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    it's their statements, not mine.
     
  17. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member


    It's your statement I questioned. You made the claim of their desire they wouldn't talk about but you also admit they talked about the subject so using your logic possibly it's you that's conflicted?
     
  18. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    True dat. Republicans think more about gay sex than the horniest homosexuals. Makes one wonder...
     
  19. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    How I picture the liberals on here.
     
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  20. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    Thank you very much for providing such intelligent post to this thread,your contributions are very valued