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To: ClearCase_guy
Please explain for me the boundaries of this new standard and tell us all: Oon what grounds does this new standard block polygamy or incest?

If marriage was defined as between 2 adults not related to each other, this would not allow polygamy (more than 2) or incest (related) or adult /child 'marriages'

23 posted on 12/30/2003 2:12:40 PM PST by conserv13
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To: conserv13
That's not a standard. That's your wishful thinking about how something might be codified to get us out of this mess. Once the genie is out of the bottle, in order to codify it in some manner like you have specified, you have to have a reason.

That's the missing standard. There is no longer any reason to explicitly state that it is between 2 adults not related to each other. To do so would be seen as 100% arbitrary.

They threw out religion. They threw out existing law. They threw out popular sentiment. Now, there is no reason to define it at all. Marriage is now whatever anyone wants it to be.

25 posted on 12/30/2003 2:20:51 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (France delenda est)
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