Pedophilia is illegal only because of prejudice and narrowmindedness

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Dubya has nominated another caveman for a federal appeals court. Refreshingly, the Democratic Party is organizing opposition. The nominee is quoted as saying that if the choice of a sexual partner were protected by the Constitution, "prostitution, adultery, necrophilia, bestiality, possession of child pornography, and even incest and pedophilia" also would be. He is probably mistaken, legally--but that is unfortunate. All of these acts should be legal as long as no one is coerced. They are illegal only because of prejudice and narrowmindedness.

source: Richard Stallman (founder of the free software movement, the GNU project, and the Free Software Foundation); www.stallman.org/archives/2003-mar-jun.html; 28 June 2003