Re: Queer Politics, Extropian Politics [Was: Sex Change]

Kathryn Aegis (
Sat, 2 Aug 1997 12:36:35 +0000

>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.

>From a tactic standpoint, no one has ever presented an effective
strategy for linking gay marriage to polygamy, although I suppose
every little bit helps. Progress will most likely be made by
libertarians and those who link their polyamorous relationships to
their political pursuits. This is not by any means a priority
within the gay political movement, it is generally viewed as a private
life matter, one that is supported, but one that is not brought into
the public policy sphere.


Kathryn Aegis