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This is going to be a rant.

This is a video of New Hampshire State Representative Nancy Elliott, expressing support for HB1590, a bill to make gay marriage illegal (again) in her state. Her main point is that gay marriage involves anal sex, which she then describes as “taking the penis penis of one man and putting it  into the rectum of another and wiggling it around in excrement.” She says “And you have to think…would I allow that to be done to me?”

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Maine, which legalized gay marriage some months ago, has a state-wide ballot initiate so voters can consider the question. And here’s the ad the right wing anti-marriage side has put out.

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I’m a couple of days late on this (the beginning of the semester hit like a ton of bricks), but I wanted to mark the arrival of legalized marriage in Vermont on Sept. 1st. Oddly, the mainstream media was fairly quiet about the event (although they covered the vote back in April in detail); if you google “Vermont gay marriage” most of the hits are articles from April and reports that Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream has renamed their Chubby Hubby flavor “Hubby Hubby” for the month. They’ve even created new packaging, which I think is pretty cool (even if it is only available in Vermont and, well, very not vegan):

the one-month only Hubby Hubby packaging

the one-month only Hubby Hubby packaging

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In a completely unrelated forum, a poster posed the question “Can an opinion ever be wrong?” arguing that opinions are personal beliefs rather than facts. Well, I think the “opinion” piece in the Wall Street Journal by Robert P. George (thanks to Dana Rudolph of Mombian for sending us the link), titled, “Gay Marriage, Democracy, and the Courts” is the definitive demonstration that yes, an opinion can be wrong. Very, very very very very very very very very very very very wrong.

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I wasn’t going to post any more on marriage and love, at least for a while, but then I saw this Newsweek article on polyamory. Polyamory (many loves) is a type of open relationship–the article defines it as “loving, intimate relationships with more than one person.” And if I can quote Wikipedia without having my PhD revoked, polyamory also involves “the full knowledge and free consent of everyone involved.” I found this and other articles interesting for several reasons. First, without deliberately doing so, they seemed to answer all the issues raised by the “traditional marriage is dooooomed!” articles I’ve seen recently. Second are the comments left by readers, and the gender anxieties they reveal.  Finally the ways in which polyamory is or might be used against the fight to legalize gay marriage

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