[extropy-chat] Spain has become the third country in Europe to legalise gay marriage

Natasha Vita-More natasha at natasha.cc
Fri Apr 22 12:13:12 UTC 2005

Thanks for updating us on this newly arrived world-wide 
issue.  Congratulations to Spain!

Disclaimer:  The institute of marriage is not necessarily a futuristic 
plan.  I wonder how transhumanists in the coming generations will develop 
relationship contracts that are not so historically binding by "death do us 
part"  sentiment.   And about that "sex" word ...

Gender restriction is another human biological/psychological 
characteristic.  How will we view marriage when we are able to interchange 
our gender?

I do think being in a committed loving relationship adds to the long, 
healthy, happy lives; but it is a human institute.  In the future, when we 
no longer reside only in one reality or one gender, it will be interesting 
to see if marriage is entirely discarded, or if the rules of marriage are 
revised to include multiple relationships for multiple environments.  Even 
if a type of contractual institute such as marriage will be necessary for 
long, healthy, happy lives. If not, what would replace it?  An evolved 
psychology?  Perhaps a transhumanist psychology in which we provide a 
transhuman-posthuman wide-spread environment of inclusively, support, 
nurturing, friendship, and connectivity.

Best wishes,


At 12:03 AM 4/22/2005, Giu1i0 Pri5c0 wrote:
>This makes me really proud of the country where I live. Of course the new
>law had a lot of coverage on Spanish television. The legal definitions of
>"marriage" has been changed accordingly in such a way as to make no
>references to different sex.

Natasha Vita-More
President, Extropy Institute http://www.extropy.org
Founder, Transhumanist Arts & Culture http://www.transhumanist.biz

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