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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    re: polygamy ? [W: 267,434]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    One woman I don't get to sleep with bitching at me for not taking out the garbage is enough for me.
    Yes, but imagine if you had more than one wife to sleep with and your wife had more than one husband to fuss at about the trash?

    That's the basic Heinlein take, that no one can be everything to anyone all the time, so spreading the support over more than two can make sense.

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    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 .
    It increases the # of complaints about leaving the toilet seat up or down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Considering the vast majority indulging in the practice are doing so as a product of a misogynistic culture where men are do dominant over their wives there can be no real "choice" involved from the female perspective due to all the societal pressures that support such a practice, it is clearly an illiberal institution that acts against liberal values.
    That is almost certainly the case in the ME, but here in the US, it seems to be a primarily Mormon thing, and appears to be very different, in regards to the choice issue. That is the reason it wouldn't bother me in this country. The few polygamous people I've seen interviewed don't seem to be forced or coerced into that type of marriage, and in fact, seem to enjoy that lifestyle to a certain extent.
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    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 think marriage should only be between a man and woman.But if polygamy was legalized then there should be a mandated prenuptial agreement regarding who gets custody of the kids,visitation, and who pays alimony because I imagine that those would get extremely tricky in a polygamous family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Why would any sane man want to have more than one woman reminding him he forgot to put the seat down?

    One good woman at a time is all I need.
    Really- imagine four women telling you to take out the garbage, to cut the lawn, and asking you to pick up eggs and milk on the way home from work. What a nightmare.
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    I support Heinlein's concept of line marriage.

    Continuing Heinlein's speculation about unorthodox social and family structures, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress introduces the idea of a "line marriage". Mannie is part of a century-old line marriage, wherein new spouses are introduced by mutual consent at regular intervals so that the marriage never comes to an end. Divorce is rare, since divorcing a husband requires a unanimous decision on the part of all of his wives. Senior wives teach junior wives how to operate the family; granting financial security and ensuring that the children will never be orphaned. Children usually marry outside the line marriage, though this is not an ironclad rule. Mannie's youngest wife sports the last name 'Davis-Davis', showing she was both born and married into the line.
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    re: polygamy ? [W: 267,434]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    I support Heinlein's concept of line marriage.
    It's a little odd to me, but it's really not all THAT much different than extended families living together and helping to support one another. It's very cooperative. I don't have a problem with it if that is what someone feels is the right choice for him or herself.

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    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 feel we should simplify things for all interests. Civil unions between any adults regardless of sex or number. If a family wants to consist of 3 men and 8 women, or 12 men and 2 women, ect. it should be between them. Simply require a written standard contract, prenup if you will, that covers any children or property rights between the individuals in case of separation or death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    No. Why don't you straighten me out with your facts and figures. No doubt there's a tidal wave of polygamy going on in America and I'm too busy amusing the cats to keep up with the dreadful plague.

    Keep this up and before you know it gay people will be legalized and then where will we end up?

    Polygamy has nothing to do with gay marriage.

    Do try to keep up, o.k.?
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    re: polygamy ? [W: 267,434]

    I had no idea you would take my entire post seriously.






    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Polygamy has nothing to do with gay marriage.

    Do try to keep up, o.k.?

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