[Ansteorra] Same-Gender Consort Proposal
tmcd at panix.com
Wed Jul 18 18:52:29 PDT 2012
On Wed, 18 Jul 2012, Jeffrey Clark <jmclark85 at gmail.com> wrote:
> "Considering the other things we do that are not historically
> accurate it would seem allowing people to fight for crown would be a
> good thing. We may play a game based on pre 1600 but our minds
> should not be stuck there as well."
> Wait a moment! How do we *not *allow them to fight for crown?
I am reminded of the argument that prohibitions on same-sex marriage
is not in the slightest bit discriminatory, because it doesn't bar any
homosexual from getting married.
That argument also reminds me of arguing that any Soviet was free to
apply to the Communist Party if they wanted, or not to apply.
Or (in England after legalization of dissent but before Catholic
emancipation) they were perfectly free to go to the Protestant
Christian church of their choice (except for Baptists and Methodists
-- that these were examples of perfect freedom, because going outside
those bounds was not actual freedom but abuse.
I might then forbid anyone to venerate and revere the queen, and tell
Tivar that he's free to revere the king or not revere the king as he
I strongly disagree with this type of argument.
> Why not have events where -- rather than bards and artisans
> honouring the royal couple -- they honour "distant/secret loves" or
> somesuch? That would really be fun.
For years, I was scared and in the closest. You will, I hope, forgive
me for my strong reaction to the notion that institutionalizing it was
and is "fun".
Danyll de Lincoln
Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com
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