It's not completely silly. The term "consenting adults" can include two 30 year old brothers. Additionally, depending on how the term "adult" is defined, it can be a 13 year old girl. For example, the age of consent in Oklahoma is 13. Plus, why stop at two? Can't you love more than one person. Why not 3 or fifty? They're grown-ups, after all. They can make their own decisions. And plus they're in LOVE!Originally Posted by effulgent
Mike is not saying that homosexual marriage would equal an incestuous marriage. He is not saying it would equal a pedophilia type relationship. He is saying that the logic used for homosexual marriage could also be applied to changing the marriage laws to include incestuous homosexual unions or pedophilia-type unions.
This logic could open the door to many other types of unions. It would make the term "marriage" meaningless.
However, who says that "two consenting adults" should be the standard? Who died and made that motto king? Why not allow dogs to marry? After all, if they can inherit from crazy aunt Sally they should be able to have community property with all the canines, fence posts and fire-hydrants that they have "relations" with.