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    Re: Polygamous Montana Trio Applies For Wedding License

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Where does the SCOTUS decision make such a limitation to this new "right"?
    A "right" to a partner would imply that you have the right to marry someone, even if they do not desire it. That is infringing upon the other person's rights.

    If a man cannot find a willing partner, oh freaking well. Happens now without polygamy, and thus is no reason to keep it from being legal.

    A SCOTUS does not have to make a decision on something this obvious.


    Go back and read your own post that I responded to.... I think you aren't taking my words into context as a reply to your own.

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    Re: Polygamous Montana Trio Applies For Wedding License

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    As marriage is recognized under law as a contract.... the only restriction should be "of legal age" and "of sound mind".
    It's going to get creative no doubt. So if a woman with six husbands has a kid, will it have seven hyphenated last names?

    The definition of marriage, family, etc, is going to get wacky. The family tree is going to look like a tumbleweed.

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    Re: Polygamous Montana Trio Applies For Wedding License

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    There is no religious right to discriminate. There is a right to free exercise that the government cannot require you to abandon as a condition of employment *unless* it is the only way they can reasonably fulfill their state interest in issuing licences/performing marriages or whatever. It is not mandatory that I "serve all the people" simply because I work in the county clerk's office, however, that could be an indirect effect of being the sole employee of an office that must "serve all the people."
    So then, by that, you agree that people OUTSIDE of the government should have the right to refuse service to blacks based on "religious freedom" ??

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    Re: Polygamous Montana Trio Applies For Wedding License

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    It's going to get creative no doubt. So if a woman with six husbands has a kid, will it have seven hyphenated last names?

    The definition of marriage, family, etc, is going to get wacky. The family tree is going to look like a tumbleweed.
    The name change isn't a requirement even today. And children typically take whichever last name the parents decide to put on the birth certificate.

    And that is WITHOUT polygamy. Another issue that is not really an issue specific to polygamy.

    Also, as long as it is not YOUR family tree..... what business is it of yours?

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    Re: Polygamous Montana Trio Applies For Wedding License

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Oh well.........

    You do not have a "right" to a partner.
    Um, now you kinda do. Kennedy said the marriage is fundamental to a persons dignity and therefore marriage is a right. Can you have that with no partner?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    Polygamous Montana trio applies for wedding license

    Can't see how this can be stopped.
    I don't see why it's a big deal other than it is the government who is ultimately defining a marriage. I'd say remove marriage from law, contract civil unions between consenting people, and let "marriage" be handled by whoever is doing the marrying. As long as it remains between consenting persons I couldn't care less
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    Re: Polygamous Montana Trio Applies For Wedding License

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Quote me on that.... Because I don't recall having ever said it.

    How long ago was this exactly??
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    Re: Polygamous Montana Trio Applies For Wedding License

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Only when that lowered personal restraint violates ANOTHER person's rights. If it does not violate another person's rights, then society is not "worse off".
    And that is the result of freedom. I enjoy freedom... do you? Is freedom okay as long as it follows along with only YOUR traditions?



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    Re: Polygamous Montana Trio Applies For Wedding License

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    No - you see, buildings don't have constitutional rights, people do - which explains the presence of crosses and stars dangling from chains around the necks of government employees inside government buildings and on the court house lawn.
    I don't have a problem with that....unless it interferes with their government job and they use their religious symbols to discriminate and harass other people.


    Thankfully we have rule of law that protects our rights from the "FIRE THEM!" mobs wielding torches and pitchforks that would see those rights stripped away...
    And thankfully we have rule of law that protects our rights from the self righteous imposing their religious beliefs on the public at taxpayer expense.

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    Re: Polygamous Montana Trio Applies For Wedding License

    I suppose extra husbands might mean the trash get's taken out more quickly.
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