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Friday, April 5, 2013

Response to Jeremy Irons: So What?

Actor Jeremy Irons commenting on the limited same-gender freedom to marry, asking if fathers might marry their sons to tax purposes.

So what if they did? To me, it sounds like the problem could be in how the taxes work. This blog is NOT about tax policy, so that's all I have to say about that. This blog IS about freedom of association and relationship rights, including full marriage equality. So, if a father wants to marry his adult son, for whatever reasons, it shouldn't be anyone else's business.

My response to Irons and anyone opposing equality:

What's wrong with letting consenting adults have the relationships they want?

No, gay marriage is not the same thing as incest. Most consanguineous relationships are between heterosexuals, after all. But there are gays and lesbians who'd marry a close relative if they could. We should not forget that, not fail to stick up for their rights, too.
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