DVSentinel wrote something about the article I had linked to on same sex behaviour and used the phrase "genetic defect"
"genetic defect" or a genetic difference? I have to ask if you read the full article.
By emphasising the genetic aspect you would seem to be arguing that same-sex preferences are genetically determined unlike many of those who oppose LGBT issues because they seem them as a "lifestyle choice"
Your last sentence could be altered, in so far as humans are concerned, by reference to various well-studied societies thru out history. Classical Greek society often saw male-male pairs as true expressions of love while male-female relationships were based on power, property and progeny.
Last edited by Somerville; 08-07-12 at 10:30 AM.
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
So, what is being discussed here is the possibility of separating the ritual, which many hold dear, from the licensing. Nothing needs to change with the licensing, the benefits, or even those who choose the ritual and the title.
However, my question is this -what assurances do we have that the polygamists won't be the next to assert their need to be legitimately licensed by the state?
"Hmmm...Can't decide if I want to watch "Four Houses" or give myself an Icy Hot pee hole enema..." - Blake Shelton