Sunday, April 2, 2017

Helpful Short Statements You Are Free to Use

An adult, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, or religion, should be free to share love, sex, residence, and civil union/domestic partnership/marriage (and any of those without the others) with ANY and ALL consenting adult, without fear of prosecution, bullying, or discrimination.

That's what this blog is here for.

Maybe you've scoured the entries here and you agree with our goal of bringing about relationship rights for all, including full marriage equality, sooner rather than later, but you don't have a lot of time to counteract the ignorance prejudice of those who try to block progress.

Always feel free to point people to this page, which answers all of the typical arguments used by anti-equality forces.

Feel free to use any of these statements/questions that we have found to be helpful:

I support the rights of all consenting adults to their relationships. If you have a good reason to deny anyone their equal rights, please share it. (This is especially helpful when they say, "So you support [fill in the blank], too?!?" If they cite something like human-toaster marriage, ask them what part of "consenting adult" they don't understand.)

Can you give one good reason to deny consenting adults their fundamental right to the relationship to which they mutually agree? (They won't be able to.)

Every bit of time and money spend trying to deny consenting adults their right to be together as they mutually agree is time and money that could be better spent preventing and treating abuse.

Allowing all adults their rights will make it easier to prevent abuse and prosecute abusers as victims and witnesses will be more likely to cooperate with law enforcement if their own love lives aren't criminalized.

If people don't have the right to love each other how they mutually agree, do they really have any rights at all?

You don't have to want something for yourself to agree that other adults should be free to have their relationships.

It is wasteful, counterproductive, unjust, and cruel to try to keep consenting adults who love each other apart. Real people, including children, are hurt by making criminals and  second-class citizens out of adult lovers.
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