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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Myth: People in GSA Relationships Don’t Need the Freedom to Marry

Reality: Some people in Genetic Sexual Attraction relationships need and want the freedom to marry, and there is no good reason for them to be denied their right to marry if they’re consenting adults.

Because people experiencing GSA are close genetic relatives, some people argue that they don’t need their right to marry because they’re already family. However, they might not be considered family under the law, although in a loathsome double-standard, they may still be subject to discriminatory laws based on their genetic relation.

Those who are already sharing their lives as spouses, or want to, often do need the same rights, benefits, and protections as any other spouses. Also, marriage automatically provides for next-of-kin status, which is especially important when there is some discord between the lovers and others who are legally recognized as family. For example, if brothers Adam and Steve have been living as spouses for years and Steve winds up in a coma in the hospital, Steve’s estranged, bigoted, adoptive parents would likely be able to usurp Adam’s rights to make decisions.

An adult should be free to marry any and all consenting adults.

See Myth: Acting on GSA Needs to be Criminalized, Prosecuted, and Stopped

See Myth: I Don’t Know Anyone Who Has Experienced GSA
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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this entry. My biggest fear about not being able to marry my half brother is that if something ever happens to me that my spiteful mother will try to take our son from his daddy. Our son and his daddy are best friends and they would be crushed without each other. I can't add my husband (half brother) to his birth certificate for obvious legal reasons. Also, we have been together for 6 years now, and have acquired a lot of "martial" property. If something happens to him, his grown daughter has every legal right to try and take anything from me and the kids that is in his name. We don't have the right of survivorship that comes with marriage and that is scary.

    -Deborah-

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  2. As an ally, I would just like to say that sometimes it is wasted worry to worry about property and inheritance rights.
    Even where 'legal rights' do exist, unless you have the money to enforce those rights at law, and pockets deep enough to win a prolonged legal battle, others in the family may contest a will for years meaning that the only people to benefit in the end may be the solicitors who charge an arm and a leg and more. The French legal system seems to put the rights of the children first, but while it does not criminalize ACI, marriage is still not allowed for ACI people in France and that needs to change. Without a basic minimum income guaranteed for all, life will be very scary for many who have no one to support them. the right to marry would seem to be a basic right worth fighting for.

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