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Date Posted: 18:30
Author: Eponymous-1May02
Subject: Re: Addendum/Correction
In reply to: ketch-1May02 's message, "Re: Addendum/Correction" on 18:29

"Although you have said you will let me have the last word here, I wonder if you regard denying people the right to marry their own brother or sister, or denying people the right to marry members of their own sex as being unenlightened. It is just as much a denyal of individual freedoms as prohibiting inter-racial marriage."

It's a complex question. Since you asked, here's my short answer: A good public health rational for denying inter-sibling marriage exists; absent such a strong rationale, I would take a libertarian stance on both sibling and same-sex union, and say that any denial to such couples of the basic civil privileges enjoyed by heterosexual couples would indeed be unenlightened. (Shows what an intolerant liberal I am.)

Despite the fact that you've raised a new set of arguments and accusations, I nonetheless will leave your other remarks as the last word.

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