Monday, February 24, 2020

Twins Discovering Love

People in consanguinamorous relationships are everywhere, though consanguinamorists tend to be closeted. Fortunately, some are willing to be interviewed for this blog. As a result, Full Marriage Equality has featured scores of exclusive interviews with lovers who are denied the freedom to be open about their love and are, by law, denied the freedom to marry and have that marriage treated equally under the law.

"M" and "R" should be free to marry, 
yet they can't legally marry, and they could be imprisoned and have their lives ruined if they were outed to the wrong people. They are consenting adults who aren't hurting anyone; why should they be denied their rights? In much of the world, including where they live, they could be criminally prosecuted for their love.

Read the interview below and see for yourself what these lovers have to say. Should these lovers be denied equal access to marriage or any other rights simply because they love each other this way?


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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Brother's Keeper Wrote in to How To Do It

At there is an advice column "How To Do It" written by Rich Juzwiak. Here's something that was posted yesterday.
My Wife Wants Us to Have Sex With Her BrotherI’m not opposed in principle.
That's a headline that gets attention.
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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Will Utah Become Less Hateful?

Utah, like every US state, needs relationship rights and full marriage equality for all adults. Unfortunately, Utah has been one of the worst of the states, going so far as to criminalize polyfidelity.

Change might be on the way, however. From
A bill that would effectively decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults in Utah was unanimously endorsed by a state Senate committee this week, sending the legislation to the full chamber for a vote, The Salt Lake City Tribune reported. 
The Utah Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee pushed the bill through after hearing testimony from those who said current state law labels law-abiding citizens as criminals.
Let adults have the relationships to which they mutually agree.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is here again. Many people will be getting married. Married people will be celebrating their anniversaries, or simply having a night out, as will other people hoping to get married someday, or maybe just enjoying being together in public.

If you are in such a situation, good for you and enjoy it.

Whether you are or not, take a moment to think about all of the people who can’t marry the person or person(s) they love, or can’t so much as hold hands in public without being accosted. Think about the people, consenting adults, who have to completely hide their relationships because they could be sent to prison for simply having sex in private. Think about the people who have to hide who they are because, where they live, they could be killed for being who they are. Think about the people who can’t accept gifts from their their lover(s) at work, or even a loving comment in social media, because it would out them and get them fired.

This is what goes on because some people are being denied their rights to share sex, love, residence, and marriage. The US has had the limited monogamous same-gender freedom to marry nationwide, which was a great step forward, for years now, and it hasn't hurt anything. Other victories for that freedom to marry since February 14, 2019 have included...

February 19...Same-sex marriage became legal in the Mexican state of Nuevo León.

March 29...The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in the Cayman Islands, but the ruling was stayed pending the conclusion of the government's appeal to the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal, the islands' highest court.

April 2...Same-sex marriage became legal in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes.

May 21...Same-sex marriage became legal in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí.

May 24...Same-sex marriage became legal in Taiwan.

June 11...Same-sex marriage became legal in the Mexican state of Hidalgo.

June 12...The Constitutional Tribunal of Ecuador voted 5–4 to legalize same-sex marriage, went into effect July 8.

June 29...Same-sex marriage became legal in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur.

July 25...The Supreme Administrative Court of Bulgaria ruled that Bulgaria must grant residency rights to same-sex married couples including at least one citizen of the European Union.

August 28...Same-sex marriage became legal in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.

December 18...The ruling party of Mexico introduced a proposed constitutional amendment to federally legalize same-sex marriage.

January 13...Same-sex marriage became legal in Northern Ireland.

January 16...A same sex marriage bill passed in the Senate of Chile by a 22–16 vote. Let's hope it will be adopted into law!

In most of the world, a man can’t marry both of the women he loves, despite both women being in favor of such a marriage.

The people in most of these interviews can't have legally recognized marriages anywhere in the world, with perhaps one or two exceptions, and we need full marriage equality before people like Linda, Melissa, and Matthew can tie the knot.

So enjoy Valentine's Day if you are able, but think for a moment about the people who will only be able to fully enjoy theirs when we have full marriage equality so that an adult, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, or religion, is free to share love, sex, residence, and marriage with any and all consenting adults without prosecution, persecution, or discrimination. Help make it happen sooner rather than later.

Do you have special plans? Or, if you're reading this after Valentine's Day, do you have anything special to report? If so, comment below. Remember, you can comment anonymously. Or, if you prefer, send Keith an email at fullmarriageequality at protonmail dot com
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Thursday, February 6, 2020

A Good Start by California Governor Gavin Newsom

We agree with California Governor Newsom...
People who have been convicted in California for engaging in consensual adult, sexual conduct, including consensual sexual activity between adults...are encouraged to submit a direct pardon application to Governor Newsom.
Nobody should have been arrested, let alone convicted, for sharing affection with other adults. Over the years, various states in the US have had laws criminalizing (and otherwise discriminating against) such relationships and sexuality, whether it was against unmarried sex, interracial relationships, LGBTQ people, polyamorous people, swingers, and other ethical nonmonogamists, consanguineous lovers, kinksters and fetishists, and others. Anyone convicted under these laws, or other laws used as excuses to punish such lovers, should be pardoned, whether they are still alive or not.

You can read more about what is going on California, and the work of, and persecution against the late Bayard Rustin, here.
This new clemency initiative will allow pardons for people like Rustin who were subjected to discriminatory arrest and prosecution for engaging in consensual conduct...
There are still laws on the books in California that need to be removed.

Governor Newsom, please work with the state legislature to repeal any laws still on the books in California discriminating against adults for sharing love, sex, residence, and marriage (or any of those without the others) with any and all consenting adults. There are still people in California who can't marry their lovers, some of whom can't even live authentically because they face prosecution, bullying, or discrimination. Please, Governor Newsom, work to remove all laws against consensual adult relationships and criminal convictions related to current and past laws.

Repeal unjust laws.

Pardon the unjustly convicted.

Adopt a Marriage Equality Amendment.
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Brother Writes to Deidre Sanders About GSA With His Sister

I KNOW I can’t be with her but the only woman for me is my sister.

Yes, you CAN be with her. Many others, likely millions, are with each other. But they have to avoid the bigots.
I’m a guy of 22. I was brought up in care and my younger sister was adopted. 
She was two years old when our dad passed away. Our mother had drug and alcohol problems and she couldn’t look after us. 
My sister found me last year and we have become so close. The last time we met up she came to my flat. 
She dropped a coin and as we both went to pick it up we clashed heads. As we came up I rubbed her head and then I kissed her.
Dropped a coin? She's clever.
She kissed me back and then we ended up having sex. 
It wasn’t awkward afterwards but I got the vibe she didn’t want to talk about it. 
It can be difficult for some people to talk when they've been bombarded with senseless anticonsanguinamorous messages for so many years. But talking about it will be necessary.
She is 20.
You are both consenting adults. If this is what you want, nobody else should be able to interfere. There is no good reason you shouldn't be together.

Deidre responded by correctly bringing up Genetic Sexual Attraction. But then..

Take a step back – until you feel confident of just feeling brotherly love for your sister.
This is a cruel thing to say, because for many people, it isn't true that the intense attraction will go away. Some people have avoided acting on their feelings for DECADES. When they finally decide to do (or resume) what they've both wanted, they've kicked themselves for waiting so long. Their biggest problem? The bigotry of others.

There is nothing wrong with consenting adults being together, no matter how much someone else finds it strange or disgusting. GSA is very common.

The man who wrote that letter, or anyone else who is experiencing something similar, should know there is a supportive and helpful place to talk.

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