Definition of marriage could keep expanding

info@islandpacket.comJuly 22, 2013 

After reading the many letters regarding the definition of marriage, I think it's time to ask how expansive the marriage umbrella will be.

Suppose a brother wants to marry a brother, or a sister wants to marry a sister? As long as they love each other will they be permitted to marry. Some people will say that this will never happen. Many years ago people said same-sex marriages would never happen. And will the survivors of these new unions be entitled to the same rights and benefits as those in heterosexual and homosexual marriages?

If the phrase "as long as they love each other" is the criteria to constitute a marriage, isn't this a slippery slope to incest?

Joan H. Sclafani

Hilton Head Island

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