When people pointing out that the public had once had kings instead of democracy argued for the freeing of African-Americans, racists uttered, "But this is different!" When suffragettes argued that it had once been legal to discriminate on the basis of race but was no longer, sexists shrieked, "But this is different!" When gay rights activists argued that sexual orientation was analogous to sex and race and discrimination against women had been thrown out in the past, homophobes squealed, "But this is different!" Koroknay-Palicz knew that after this long history of society realizing how wrong it was, people who clamored, "But this is different!" at the thought of making it legal to hand a 12-year-old a forty would end up just like the unenlightened folks of yesterday.