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View Poll Results: How will you vote in the gay marriage referendum?
Yes 2,071 74.15%
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08-05-2015, 15:04   #10036
 
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Yes totally agree. But my point is this referendum is therefore not really about equality. In the words of a yes campaign, "there is no such thing as nearly equal"
Everyone is equally denied polygamous marriages.
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08-05-2015, 15:04   #10037
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Yes totally agree. But my point is this referendum is therefore not really about equality. In the words of a yes campaign, "there is no such thing as nearly equal"
We've already gone over this. Just because it doesn't include every single bit of equality issues ever to exist, doesn't mean it's not still about equality.
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Yes totally agree. But my point is this referendum is therefore not really about equality. In the words of a yes campaign, "there is no such thing as nearly equal"
It creates equality between homosexual and heterosexual couples. If everything had to be made equal at the same time for it to be equality there would be no such thing as equality.
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08-05-2015, 15:06   #10039
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Yeah Id be in favour too. Why not? If Truples or Quadruples or Octuples want to marry who am I to stop them?

Ill bet itd be very complicated to arrange legally though so probably wont ever happen.
Ok fair enough. Thanks for at least honestly answering my question. I have to admit I'm surprised but I agree it's the logical and coherent conclusion if you one is in favour of redefining it this time.
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08-05-2015, 15:06   #10040
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Yes totally agree. But my point is this referendum is therefore not really about equality. In the words of a yes campaign, "there is no such thing as nearly equal"
Is this like the way the Suffragettes and the African-American Civil Rights Movement couldn't be said to have been looking for equality, because they didn't resolve every single legal issue, for everyone, ever?

Great reasoning sir!
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08-05-2015, 15:07   #10041
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Yes totally agree. But my point is this referendum is therefore not really about equality. In the words of a yes campaign, "there is no such thing as nearly equal"
"Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex"


Those are the exact words with which you will be deciding yes or no. Again, it has nothing to do with polygamy. But of course, you already know that.
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Ok fair enough. Thanks for at least honestly answering my question. I have to admit I'm surprised but I agree it's the logical and coherent conclusion if you one is in favour of redefining it this time.
No it isn't.
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I'm beginning to wonder the few new reg posters who are looking for polygamy rights are all actually sitting at home beside each other right now
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The thread is over 10k posts, so I've set up a second thread here: http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showt...php?p=95391600
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