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Thu Feb 20, 2014, 08:49 PM

McConnell opponent Bevin suggests gay marriage could lead to parents marrying children

Source: Washington Post

Senate contender Matt Bevin (R) of Kentucky suggested Thursday that gay marriage could open the door to allowing parents to marry their children.

"If it's alright to have same-sex marriages, why not define a marriage -- because at the end of the day a lot of this ends up being taxes and who can visit who in the hospital and there's other repercussions and things that come with this -- so a person may want to define themselves as being married to one of their children so that they could then in fact pass on certain things to that child financially and otherwise? Where do you draw the line? And if in fact a person can arbitrarily draw it here, why not could someone else draw it arbitrarily draw it somewhere else?" Bevin said on The Janet Mefrerd Show. Bevin's remarks were flagged by the liberal Right Wing Watch Web site.

Bevin is challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). So far, his campaign has gained little traction against the Senate's top-ranking Republican.

In the interview, Bevin reiterated his opposition to gay marriage and said the issue should be left up to the states, not the federal government.



Read more: http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/02/20/mcconnell-opponent-bevin-suggests-gay-marriage-could-lead-to-parents-marrying-children/

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Reply McConnell opponent Bevin suggests gay marriage could lead to parents marrying children (Original post)
Redfairen Feb 2014 OP
dlwickham Feb 2014 #1
A Little Weird Feb 2014 #6
alp227 Feb 2014 #15
iandhr Feb 2014 #2
CarrieLynne Feb 2014 #3
rurallib Feb 2014 #4
Sedona Feb 2014 #5
Theyletmeeatcake2 Feb 2014 #18
leftynyc Feb 2014 #21
JoePhilly Feb 2014 #7
SoapBox Feb 2014 #13
weissmam Feb 2014 #8
Swede Atlanta Feb 2014 #9
marble falls Feb 2014 #10
albino65 Feb 2014 #11
grandpamike1 Feb 2014 #12
quakerboy Feb 2014 #14
NancyDL Feb 2014 #19
jmowreader Feb 2014 #16
blkmusclmachine Feb 2014 #17
rtracey Feb 2014 #20
yellowcanine Feb 2014 #22
freshwest Feb 2014 #23
niyad Feb 2014 #24

Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 08:50 PM

1. someone from Kentucky is making comments about possible incest

okey dokey

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Response to dlwickham (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 09:31 PM

6. Bevin is originally from Connecticut

Crazy knows no geographic boundaries.

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Response to A Little Weird (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 21, 2014, 01:55 AM

15. Bush, then Bevin came from CT.

Connecticut sure produces the worst of carpetbagging right wingers.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 08:53 PM

2. Just when I thought I heard it all.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 08:56 PM

3. lol hubby just said 'pretty sure the souths had that covered for years'

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 09:05 PM

4. what I found strange was that I thought the baggers wanted to pass

inheritance etc. without any taxes or other 'gummint' interference.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 09:17 PM

5. too late

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Response to Sedona (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 21, 2014, 03:26 AM

18. Hahahaha.....

That's naughty....

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Response to Sedona (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 21, 2014, 09:04 AM

21. Not a Woody fan, but

 

in the interest of truth - what he did was not incest.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 09:33 PM

7. Dogs and Cats, living together ... mass hysteria!!!

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 11:59 PM

13. I get it.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 09:35 PM

8. one word

jerk

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 09:42 PM

9. It is the same specious argument over and over again......

 

Men will want to marry their dogs. Women will want to marry their cats or horses. If same-gender marriage why not polygamy?

People that make these claims know they are without any merit.

Marriage is a legal contract. Dogs, cats, horses and CHILDREN lack the legal power to enter into these contracts. I have seen no one advocating for man-dog, woman-goat or adult-child marriages.

Personally I would not have a problem with polygamy. As long as these are competent adults who, of their own free will, choose to enter into a polygamous relationship I have no problem as a theoretical matter. The reality, of course, is polygamy is practiced in this country primarily among very cultish communities where polygamy is a forced way of life with young women, even girls, being forced into these marriages with cultish brutes. This leaves the "lost boys" to leave the community.

So I am not advocating polygamy in this country because its practice has been shown to be potentially harmful to the women in the relationship, girls brought into these relationships and the impact on young men in the community.

Children lack legal standing to enter into a marriage. Some states allow marriage, without parental consent, as young as 16. But that practice is viewed as a traditional marriage between individuals of "competent" legal age. I would question whether most boys and girls at 16 are competent to enter a marriage.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 09:54 PM

10. I'd settle for it making Bevins head to blow up. Sounds like its getting closer to reality!

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 09:54 PM

11. Hell, don't they go to family reunions to get a date? n/t

 

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 10:46 PM

12. And we

thought that the Republicans had hit the limit on really crazy with Rick Santorum, but they persevered and came up with this misanthrope.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2014, 01:37 AM

14. To break from the pack

Why not? If you separate the cultural implications of marriage from the legal agreement, I see no reason that two persons, regardless of their particular nature of relationship, shouldn't be able to agree to live together, care for each other, share financial burdens, help each other with raising children, etc, and get the legal and tax benefits of having that kind of agreement. Be that a husband and wife, a husband and husband, asexual best friends, a parent and adult offspring, etc.

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Response to quakerboy (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 21, 2014, 03:36 AM

19. I agree...

Your post is a small ray of sanity in a confused and confusing world.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2014, 02:20 AM

16. Don't Republicans think we think marriage should be between one man and his mule?

Oh wait, that was Neal Horsley who said that.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2014, 02:30 AM

17. Meanwhile, AZ just sent its anti-gay/pro-discriminarion bill to Gov. Brewer to sign into law. It's

 

the STAND YOUR GROUND law against gay taxpaying American citizens.

The bill provides legal protection for the haters/bigots to deny public services to suspected gay persons in housing, lending, education, social services, health, EMS/fire/police, Courts and law, as long as the hater/bigot utters the magic phrase: "My religion says I don't have to provide service to you."

Really, this law seeks to transform secular/democratic law into rightwing "Biblical law."

And straight people, women, and racial minorities, the "God botherers" will be coming for YOU ALL next... You betcha!

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2014, 08:31 AM

20. Great

 

Hey thanks for allowing Mitch McConnell to WIN his primary, now that you opened your asshat arrogant dumbfuck stupid mouth.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2014, 01:08 PM

22. I am guessing he is on the Santorum for President 2016 Team.

But he has not learned well from Ricky otherwise he would have mentioned the possibility that same sex marriages could lead to man-dog marriage as well.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2014, 07:56 PM

23. He's a Republican concerned about taxes not getting paid? Bevin = RINO!

Kiss of death in Kentucky.

He's a tyrannical muslin dictator!

Wait, wait! That's Obama.

Another confusing GOP nitwit.



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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2014, 09:00 PM

24. uhhhh--I thought parents could already pass things on financially to their offspring. there are, I

have been led to believe, legal instruments called WILLS. are there some states that prohibit parents from giving their offspring gifts, or leaving estates and things in WILLS?

by the way:

Dear CPS and mental health professionals,


PLEASE investigate this person's home life immediately if there are any minor children in the home. This is, demonstrably, one SICK individual.

signed,
think about the children

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