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Hello everyone,

Let me start off by introducing myself seeing as I'm new here.

I'm a supporter of animal rights and I believe that it's important animals are treated with respect. I was brought up and have always lived around animals and I'm a real animal lover.

I also support gay rights, and one of the most common arguments against gay marriage is that "after we can all marry the same sex if we choose, next we'll all be able to marry animals".

I'd just like your views on this. Do you think that's just absurd or should we all, one day, get the chance to marry our pets? Why? / Why not?
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I believe all consenting adults should have the right to marry whomever they choose, but not pets or inanimate objects because they cannot ever be classified as consenting adults.

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All consenting adults? Are you positively sure about that? :-k

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Seems to me that civil unions are a better way to go for any and all parties, at least from the public side of things. Get the government out of the business of marriage. This solves the issue with homosexuals, incest, polygamy, and, if animals eventually get rights, that too. Churches, cults, whatever could still marry as they see fit. We wouldn't have to fundamentally redefine anything to conform to modern ideals.

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Which groups definition of "marriage" do we use if not the legal definition?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage

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