RE: gay rights discussion on PlatCom

Ron Getty wrote:

BH) We favor the freedom of all adults to engage in any consensual amorous
or reproductive behavior or relationship that does not violate the rights of
others. Sexuality or gender should have no discriminatory impact on the
treatment of individuals by government, such as in marriage, adoption,
immigration, or military service. [Note that here I've removed the commas my
earlier message had put on either side of 'amorous' during hasty
proofreading. I should have just trusted the version currently on the
PlatCom wiki.] (BH

RG) "No federal or state law will be enacted which imposes by fiat
legislation on any adult or group of adults a moral, ethical, religious,
sexual, racial or civil standard of societal conduct. Any such laws in
existence are to be repealed. We believe an individual has the right to live
their life as they see fit so long as they do not violate the individual
rights of others." (RG

The third sentence is redundant with the Statement of Principles, which
already says: "We hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole
dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner
they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right
of others to live in whatever manner they choose."

The first sentence is not quite coherent. I don't know what a "racial
standard of societal conduct" would be. I definitely want legislation --
e.g. against murder and fraud -- that can be described as imposing by
legislation a "moral or civil standard of conduct". I don't know what work
"fiat" and "societal" are doing in the sentence.

My language above is patterned after a current Platform sentence ("Sexuality
or gender should have no impact on the rights of individuals") that Rob
Power pointed out is too narrow since it doesn't address impact on
"privileges". Talking about government "privileges" in the LP Platform
opens up a can of worms, so I replace "impact on the rights of individuals"
with "discriminatory impact on the treatment of individuals by government".
I then list the three "privileges" that Rob said are a minimum for
Outrights, and add immigration.

FYI My earlier posting to OutrightLibertarians, along with my request to
join, have yet to be acted on.