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If you support full marriage equality and the general right of consenting adults to share love, sex, and cohabitation without prosecution, bullying, or discrimination, you can support these rights in any number of ways.
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You support full marriage equality.
Stay on topic. The topic is the right to sex, love, and marriage for everyone, regardless of birth or the number of participants.
Do not break the law. No libeling, no inciting violence; nothing else illegal.
Make a clear distinction between consensual sex and rape, assault, child molestation, and invasion of privacy [such as when someone captures sex or nudity on video without the consent of the subjects(s).] Anything that promotes the nonconsensual sex, molestation, rape, or abuse is unacceptable.
Do not “out” anyone who doesn’t wish to be outed, unless they are a public figure who has publicly expressed opposition to the right to sex, love, and marriage.
Keep the general tone of your postings civil.
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Solidarity - Support people in your life who are LGBT, polyamorous, or in consanguinamorous relationships, especially if they are being discriminated against or rejected or are somehow struggling. Support from family members and friends is especially helpful.
Seek Organized Help and to Help – There are various civil rights and sex-positive organizations and events that already exist that should, in solidarity, welcome you if you need help or want to help. Your local Gay-Straight Alliance, PFLAG, or other LGBT group or event is one place to go. Some there might not be welcoming of poly or consang people, but others might have a sense of solidarity. (I will not financially support any organization or event that doesn’t support full marriage equality; equality just for some is not equality.) If you are an organizer, make sure you are being inclusive and showing solidarity.
Academic Research – Support and participate in research related to these matters, or, if you are a researcher or professor, consider related topics for research.
Vote – Support these rights with your vote.
Legislation – Ask your legislators to support privacy and freedom for consenting adults; ask them to repeal senseless laws against victimless crimes like polyamory and consensual consanguineous relationships. If you are a legislator, put together a bill that repeals outdated and unjust laws that tie up needed resources.
Law Enforcement/Court Cases – Don’t arrest and don’t prosecute people for victimless crimes like consensual private sex. If you are on a jury, nullification is an option, which means finding someone not guilty even if they have broken the law, because the law is unjust.
Media Feedback and Appearances – Thank media companies whose productions support these rights, and admonish those whose productions perpetuate prejudice and bigotry. Speak with the media to promote marriage equality, after preparing.
Speak Up – Support these rights in online comments and discussions, calls to talk shows, letters to editors, and so on. Answer polls and surveys in which you can express your support for these rights. Speak up in personal conversations when the topic or related topics come up; let people know you support the rights of consenting adults to pursue happiness. Here you can find good answers to the common arguments people try to make against equality.
Be mindful of terminology being used. Draw clear distinction between child abuse (child brides, child molestation) and consensual relationships. Do not let people equate, for example, adult siblings in a consensual relationship to rape of a minor child by a parent. Call out anyone who neglects solidarity by throwing others under the bus.
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- External Links
- Survivors & Support
- Blog: The Final Manifesto
- The Polyamory Wiki
- Nat'l Society of Genetic Counselors
- The Center for Sex-Positive Culture
- Nat'l Coalition for Sexual Freedom
- Consenting Adult Action Network
- World Polyamory Association
- Canadian Poly Advocacy Assoc.
- Polyamory in Australia
- Polytical.org [UK]
- Charlie Glickman [PhD SexEd]
- Help & Answers
- Genetic Sexual Attraction
- Blog entry: A Natural Attraction
- Feel attracted? - Advice
- Need help?
- For family & friends
- FAQ: Consensual incest
- FAQ: Why is consanguinamory illegal?
- Why support equality?
- How you can help
- Frequently Asked Questions
- "Consanguineous", Rather Than "Incestuous"
- For journalists
- An introduction to this blog
- About this blog
- Why I started this blog
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