Letter: The ‘slippery slope’ argument against gay marriage is specious

2012-06-21T09:00:00Z Letter: The ‘slippery slope’ argument against gay marriage is specious Corvallis Gazette Times
June 21, 2012 9:00 am

Multiple letters by Kevin Taylor started out by politely asking why marriage equality supporters are silent about polygamy. After several replies by offended readers, his latest letter predictably tried to use the specious “slippery slope” argument.

Apparently, he fears that applying existing marriage laws equally to all citizens will force society down a slippery slope to accepting other unrelated things.

Ironically, interracial marriage might still be illegal today if only racists had thought to stoke the fear that it would inevitably lead to gay marriage! Instead, inevitably marriage equality won.

Thomas Kraemer

Corvallis

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  1. Ajai
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    Ajai - June 26, 2012 9:50 am
    It will be fully taken care of when all Oregon citizens are treated equality under the law. Separate is not equal.
  2. Verita
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    Verita - June 22, 2012 11:46 am
    OK, kenny....name which group can marry the same sex that another group is excluded from doing so.
  3. Verita
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    Verita - June 22, 2012 11:45 am
    Last time I checked sherman there are two genders and they can both marry other genders.
  4. Boomslang
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    Boomslang - June 22, 2012 5:20 am
    This is why Oregon has domestic partnerships. It's already taken care of by the Oregon Legislature.

    http://www.oregon.gov/DOR/PERTAX/RDP.shtml
  5. Sherman_Roo
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    Sherman_Roo - June 21, 2012 5:21 pm
    You see, some genders can marry other genders and some genders can’t.
  6. Kenny D
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    Kenny D - June 21, 2012 4:21 pm
    History is easily researchable, Verita. You are sitting in front of a computer; please use it.
  7. Verita
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    Verita - June 21, 2012 4:06 pm
    “…applying existing marriage laws equally to all citizens”

    They already are Thomas. Show me where they aren’t.

    As for the interracial marriage cry—it is NOT the same thing. You see, some races could marry other races and some races couldn’t. In the case of same sex marriage, the restriction applies equally to all. Not one difference. Not one exception. Or, can you site which group of people can have same sex marriage that another group is excluded from?
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