View Poll Results: must polygamy be legalized ?

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  • yes ,because it is a matter of freedom and it must be legalized

    30 38.96%
  • it must be legalized for only men

    1 1.30%
  • it must be legalized for both men and women

    16 20.78%
  • no ,it is a kind of perversion and it has nothing to do with freedom

    10 12.99%
  • it is just a marginality which may harm society

    4 5.19%
  • it was a tradition in many ancient cultures and defending it doesnt seem so liberalal

    9 11.69%
  • being against it is a bigotry and l defend polygamy as an enlightened person

    5 6.49%
  • it is better than monogamy

    1 1.30%
  • l dont care

    20 25.97%
  • others

    14 18.18%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Because we see it already. Women and girls are being forced into it where it exists. Jeffs is in jail for it. Government sanction will only exacerbate the situation.
    Yes, and in how many of those situations did one or more of the following already exist

    1. population controls
    2. lack of rights for women
    3. a culture evolved around it.
    4. lack of consent in these arrangements

    Just wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    However that is assuming a ton of things.

    1. It assumes it would be culturally acceptable
    2. It assumes women would be interested
    3. It assumes the majority of men would actually want more than one wife.
    4. It assumes the response to any sort of crisis is to force women into marriages.

    None of these are very good bets to make. I'm hesitant to say it, but there really is no chance that it would ever become something practiced by a great deal of people in this country.

    Why is it not a good bet? Look at polygamy as it is already practiced illegally. Take away the government restriction and it will become a greater problem.

    Women and girls are already being coerced.

    It doesn't have to be a majority of men to make it a bad thing it already is.

    Because there are men who manipulate women and girls into these marriages.

    Again, it doesn't have to be widespread to be bad.

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    re: polygamy ? [W: 267,434]

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Yes, and in how many of those situations did one or more of the following already exist

    1. population controls
    2. lack of rights for women
    3. a culture evolved around it.
    4. lack of consent in these arrangements

    Just wondering.
    I'm not sure I understand the question.

    In these communities like Jeffs, women and girls cannot easily breakaway from the culture and the girls lack consent. They are forced by their families or pressure by the elders on their families to make theses marriages.

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    re: polygamy ? [W: 267,434]

    China's situation is caused by a law limiting each marriage to one child. Not by polygamy.

    Apples and oranges.

    Why do you assume that men would have multiple wives and that women won''t have multiple husbands? A man (unless they are a superior man like me) can not satisfy 3 women but one woman cas easily satisfy 3 men while thinking about recopies for tonights diviner.




    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Look to China for what happens when there are not enough women for every man to have a wife. You cannot argue with math.

    As to your argument, why encourage with government blessings, a relationship that will make that situation worse?

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    If consenting adults and no more govt benefits/support than if only one spouse, fine by me....
    Probably beats serial monotony....
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    re: polygamy ? [W: 267,434]

    in my opinion marriage shouldn't be law. so any kind of marriage homosexual heterosexual polygamy or any other combination people can dream up.

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    Meh, I don't really care. Let them marry 100 people for all I care. Why anyone would want all of those spouses and children is a mystery to me though.

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    re: polygamy ? [W: 267,434]

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    l would like to know your points of view on polygamic marriages which include more than two spouses .
    I have no problem with it. When I was stationed in Bangkok the papasan of the apartments I lived in had 5 wives. As long as a person can afford them and take care of them properly, who cares how many wives or husbands for that matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I have no problem with it. When I was stationed in Bangkok the papasan of the apartments I lived in had 5 wives. As long as a person can afford them and take care of them properly, who cares how many wives or husbands for that matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    I'm not sure I understand the question.

    In these communities like Jeffs, women and girls cannot easily breakaway from the culture and the girls lack consent. They are forced by their families or pressure by the elders on their families to make theses marriages.
    Exactly. Consent completely doesn't exist and on top of that these girls are slaves to their men. Its not your everyday marriage/relationship nor is it anything we are talking about in here.

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