Re: Queer Politics, Extropian Politics [Was: Sex Change]
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 18:12:05 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 30 Jul 1997, Prof. Jose Gomes Filho wrote:

> With no preconcepts, but another interesting and strategical
> advantage in the "gay movement" is that, being this a
> sexually-oriented movement, and they getting more victories with
> "courts and laws", the minds will get broad enough to admit polygamy
> too

I would like to think that the legalization of gay marriages would indeed
be a step in a trajectory of ever-broadening legally sanctioned modes of
intimate association -- polygamy, for one, but the whole gamut of familial
relationships one finds in, say, Heinlein as well. I don't know, however,
that I share your optimistic appraisal of lesbian and gay victories in the
courts. In the United States at any rate. Best, Dale