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Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Slippery Slope to Polygamy and Incest

You know those opponents of marriage equality who said government approval of same-sex marriage might erode bans on polygamous and incestuous marriages? They’re right. As a matter of constitutional rationale, there is indeed a slippery slope between recognizing same-sex marriages and allowing marriages among more than two people and between consenting adults who are related. If we don’t want to go there, we need to come up with distinctions that we have not yet articulated well. 

via prospect.org

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2013/07/the-slippery-slope-to-polygamy-and-incest.html

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