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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    LOL! Just ask one little innocent question... : "Knowledge is power." Francis Bacon
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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Consenting adults ought to be free to form the relationships they want to form.

    This, of course, WILL be in issue in the not-too-distant future, especially if SSM is instituted judicially on the basis of civil rights.

    It will be quite interesting indeed to see who opposes it, and why.
    If I had married my parents before they passed away, I wouldn't have had to go through all that pesky inheritance stuff.

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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    "Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's my most popular wife of all?" Brothers Grimm - Snow White
    And the mirror responded...why, you are of course! You had to ask? Nothing beats a smarta** mirror! :

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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    The FLDS comes to mind for many of the reasons polygamist shouldn't marry.

    Then again, unless you're one Hell of a patient person. I can't see why anyone would want more than one wife (or husband...or puppy...or sweet transvestite from Transylvania)
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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    If we're gonna kick the door open for SSM, I find it hard to see where we could morally and legally deny polygamists or polyamorists equal rights to marriage.

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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Not with our current marriage laws, in the way we view spouses and what legal rights/benefits/responsibilities/privileges we give spouses. It leads to many complications within our legal system, particularly family/civil law dealing with divorce, spousal rights, distribution of assets, custody of children, etc. There is also an issue of where the limitation is made. If you can marry any infinite number of partners, then what prevents the entire world from being legally married to each other? What prevents someone from marrying 10, 20, 100, 1000 foreigners to get them legal citizenship without getting divorced and how do you prove that the person doesn't love all of those people? Why should society have to pay for INS to investigate all of those marriages, which would be legally required?
    Interesting point about citizen thru marriage.

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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    If we're gonna kick the door open for SSM, I find it hard to see where we could morally and legally deny polygamists or polyamorists equal rights to marriage.
    I find it pretty easy to see.

    SSM doesn't actually create new problems..or atleast very few.

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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    I find it pretty easy to see.

    SSM doesn't actually create new problems..or atleast very few.

    Yeah, the "how do we split things up in a divorce" problem that people have brought up.

    Simply solved... require the poly-whatevers to have a prenup detailing who gets property and kids before marrying. Solved.


    I keep hearing "we can't discriminate against anyone because of who they fall in love with".... well, why doesn't that apply to poly-whatevers too?

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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    Quote Originally Posted by Libertas-Mors View Post
    I say yes. I see no reason why they shouldn't be able to.
    Well, it's going to be the next equal rights struggle whether you like it or not. I wonder what comes after polygamy...

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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Well, it's going to be the next equal rights struggle whether you like it or not. I wonder what comes after polygamy...

    Probably pedagogury.


    I'm kidding, I'm not even sure what that is...

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