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Published: Thursday, May 9 2013 1:46 p.m. MDT

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RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

"We're not, we're not (bigots)"

Riiight.

11 down, 39 to go.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Question:

Why can't two siblings be allowed to marry? Isn't that discrimination?

And REMEMBER, as my liberal friends always tell me on these boards, marriage has NOTHING TO DO WITH SEX.

That is what I'm told over and over and over.

It is about love and commitment.

Please keep that in mind when answering. NOTHING TO DO WITH SEX.

Besides, sex happens outside of marriage in most relationships and there are marriages without sex.

So again, marriage has NOTHING TO DO WITH SEX.

I ask again:

Why can't two siblings/family members be married then?

Is that not discrimination?

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Besides just being a silly question with more yelling (capital letters) then actually insight, you think you've got a new approach from your radio entertainers?

How many siblings have asked for the right to be married to another sibling for any reason? I'll wait.

As a sibling you aren't being kept out of hospital rooms of the one you love because your not related. If you're the only other relative you can also inherit, and make decisions for a sibling.

We should at least give people who are in love the same treatment as a sibling.

Bigotry is the only defense.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@chris b
If you have a valid argument then please make it based on the merits of that argument if you want to talk about sibling marriage’s and argue its merits then may I suggest you write a letter to the editor discussing it merits or lack thereof rather then trying to place people on the defensive with erronious arguments.

Vince here
San Diego, CA

Chris B.

Two straight siblings cannot marry for the same reason that two gay siblings cannot marry.

When you compare apples to apples then you have an argument --- until then - find out why some states allow straight first cousins to marry.

Contrarius
Lebanon, TN

Hoorah for Minnesota!

I can't wait for the Supreme Court decisions in June. :-)

@Chris B --

"And REMEMBER, as my liberal friends always tell me on these boards, marriage has NOTHING TO DO WITH SEX."

Once again, Chris, this simply isn't true. Please at least TRY to tell the truth when you post a comment.

As many people HAVE told you before, marriage is about a lot of things. It's about love, and commitment, and stability, and home-building, and family, and raising children together, and all *sorts* of things -- yes, including, but not limited to, sex. You can't narrow it down to just one single thing or another.

"Why can't two siblings/family members be married then?"

One reason is that there's a whooooooole lot of anti-incest laws preventing it. If you really want to try changing those laws, have at it. That should only take you a few hundred years or so.

But first you'll have to find sibling/family couples that are actually *interested* in getting married, so that they can file the lawsuits.

I'm betting you'll have an awfully hard time coming up with many of those.

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