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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:52 PM

Marriage is a Contract you must enter with Mutual Consent

A woman cannot marry a man unilaterally, or visa versa. (This is why I am not married to Jessica Alba, for instance.)

Both parties must be legally competent to consent and both must, in fact, consent to the marriage.


At such time as a dog, a toddler, a box turtle, a tomato plant or a sofa can legally consent to a marriage, or anything else, really, then we can take up the question of whether an adult human being can marry any of those "partners."

But our system of law holds that plants, animals, objects, ideas and even young human beings cannot consent to enter into contracts or other binding arrangements. On the other hand, both gay adults and heterosexual adults can consent to such things. That is why they, being adult humans, can get married while a potted fern and a bicycle are doomed to live together in sin.

I would suggest that we all remember this handy formulation and use it to abuse the living Hell out of any knuckle-head claiming that adult human marriage equality will lead to inter-species marriage, pedophile marriage, man on dog, etc..

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Reply Marriage is a Contract you must enter with Mutual Consent (Original post)
cthulu2016 Jun 2013 OP
The Philosopher Jun 2013 #1
Xyzse Jun 2013 #3
kestrel91316 Jun 2013 #2
NightWatcher Jun 2013 #4
jberryhill Jun 2013 #8
meow2u3 Jun 2013 #5
FarCenter Jun 2013 #9
meow2u3 Jun 2013 #10
FarCenter Jun 2013 #11
meow2u3 Jun 2013 #13
FarCenter Jun 2013 #14
meow2u3 Jun 2013 #15
FarCenter Jun 2013 #16
Richardo Jun 2013 #6
jberryhill Jun 2013 #7
sarge43 Jun 2013 #12

Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:56 PM

1. Good point

But do Republicans honestly care about consent?

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Response to The Philosopher (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:57 PM

3. Ouch and touche

I'd say it's funny because it's true, but it is just sad.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:57 PM

2. I want to marry a potato chip factory. You're mean.

 

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:59 PM

4. If corporations are people my friend...

Dibs on Cape Cod Chips

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:24 PM

8. I married a closely held corporation...

...so I can hold it closer.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:01 PM

5. Children are too young to consent and animals can't speak

So any marriage to your pet would be immediately null and void, so teabaggers and fundies shouldn't have their undies in a wad.

"Woof" or "meow" is no substitute for "I do."

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:26 PM

9. Most pets are too young to consent

 

Although, if you are in a committed relationship with a parrot...

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:29 PM

10. Or if your cat or dog lives to be 18

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:31 PM

11. Cats maybe, but the dog would have to be really rich!

 

7 x 18 = 126 in dog years?

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:36 PM

13. The dog can also be small

Large dogs, the preferred sex object of right-wing Republicans, don't live to be 18. Small dogs have a better chance.

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:39 PM

14. Some dogs are left substantial assets. Can you marry a rich old dog and then have it euthanized?

 

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:01 PM

15. First, the dog will have to make out a will

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:37 PM

16. In this state, the spouse gets half if the dog dies without a will.

 

The remainder goes to the other heirs of the dog.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:03 PM

6. *Rec*

Nicely said. I'll remember it.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:24 PM

7. Corporations can contract, too

If the question was whether gay corporations could get married, it would have been 9-0.

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