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Why you should be allowed to “marry” your sister

As heterosexual couples gain access to Civil Partnerships, why not offer legal partnerships to platonic couples, too?

By Julian Baggini  

Every now again I see a senior citizen at cafe counter responding to a bewildering array of options with a pleading “Just an ordinary coffee, please.” Such encounters are fractals of a pattern that recurs in every corner of the modern world. There is a proliferation of choices in almost every aspect of our lives, including ones as intimate as gender and sexuality. Believing that people are either gay or…

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