Friday, November 22, 2013
To repeat: None of my arguments against the legal recognition of ss'm' depend upon the moral status of what same-sex couples do to express intimacy. Let's do a thought experiment, shall we? What if the general culture did not associate being gay with engaging in buggery or being Lesbian with fisting or using strap-ons? Instead being gay or Lesbian was in the popular imagination linked primarily with nothing that no one would ever think disgusting, perverted, or immoral such as having really deep philosophical discussions. The so-called 'ick factor' would then be entirely gone from the matter of same-sex relationships. I would still be opposed to the legal recognition of ss'm' with exactly the same vehemence. Why? Because my opposition does not depend upon the morality or immorality of what same-sex couples do but ONLY upon what they cannot do, i.e. coitus.