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Thread started 06/25/13 1:47pm

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Ken Cuccinelli Warns Gay Marriage Will Lead To Polygamy Because This Is A Day That Ends With 'Y'

Do Republicans have a reach a certain quota of moronic statements per day or something?

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate for governor, co-authored an amicus brief with Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case currently before the Supreme Court pertaining to California's infamous Proposition 8.

Naturally, the amicus brief is very Cuccinelli-esque. Gay marriage is a slippery slope to polygamy, et cetera? Check! But Michael Falcone finds the...eir point":

“Responsible parenting is not a justification for same-sex-couple marriage, as distinguished from recognition of any other human relationships. It is instead a rationale for eliminating marriage as government recognition of a limited set of relationships. Once the natural limits that inhere in the relationship between a man and a woman can no longer sustain the definition of marriage, the conclusion that follows is that any grouping of adults would have an equal claim to marriage. See, e.g. , Jonathan Turley, One Big, Happy Polygamous Family , NY Times, July 21, 2011, at A27 (“[Polygamists] want to be allowed to create a loving family according to the values of their faith.”).”

The article that Cuccinelli and Zoeller cite is a July 2011 Op-Ed in The ...han Turley, a law professor at The George Washington University Law School, which argues that polygamy should be decriminalized.

All of this comes at a time where Cuccinelli is reportedly working to "downplay his socially con...background" in order to prevail in the Virginia gubernatorial race, a task that's gotten harder by an order of magnitude now that Cuccinelli's de facto running mate is E.W. Jackson. Who, by the way, is actually somehow more moderate than Cuccinelli in certain ways -- Jackson, at the very least, does not want to criminalize gay sex.

Of course, some perspective, from Falcone: "At a recent candidate forum, however, [Democratic candidate Terry] McAuliffe did not appear confident that he could do anything about Virginia’s own gay marriage ban if he were elected." That sounds about right. The best way to sum up the Virginia race is that there may not be enough support for a guy who thinks marriage equality is a slippery slope to polygamy to get him elected, but it's also not clear that taking the opposite point of view is a winner, either.

It's worth noting that it was actually men and women getting married to each other that started us down the slippery slope to same-sex marriage, but no one really ever wants to acknowledge that.

http://www.huffingtonpost...96870.html

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Reply #1 posted 06/25/13 3:45pm

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Uh, polygamy is already being practiced without government consent...and what the hell does polygamy have to do with being gay? lol

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Reply #2 posted 06/25/13 5:15pm

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go figure

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Reply #3 posted 06/25/13 5:19pm

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although, credit where it's due:


he didnt include bestiality or pedophilia, which they usually try and tie to gay marriage.


that's progress on some absurd level

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Reply #4 posted 06/26/13 1:42pm

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Why should polygamy be illegal? I don't endorse very young girls marrying but if three people of legal age love each other and want to get married why not?

One thing that I just can't get straight. If republicans are so concerned about the sanctity of marriage why aren't they trying to ban divorce? Surely that is the greatest threat to marriage? If people knew that once they were married they were going to stay married maybe they would think twice?

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Reply #5 posted 06/26/13 4:04pm

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rialb said:

Why should polygamy be illegal? I don't endorse very young girls marrying but if three people of legal age love each other and want to get married why not?

One thing that I just can't get straight. If republicans are so concerned about the sanctity of marriage why aren't they trying to ban divorce? Surely that is the greatest threat to marriage? If people knew that once they were married they were going to stay married maybe they would think twice?

Very astute observation! hmmm

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Reply #6 posted 06/27/13 4:07pm

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lol

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