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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    I am entirely fine with it, so long as we work out the legal aspects beforehand. We need to have laws in place to cover child support and custody, inheritance, etc. before we start allowing polygamous marriage. Otherwise, we'll just clog the courts and they're bad enough as it is.
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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I don't think we should stop polygamists from saying they are married or living together, but I don't think the state should legally recognize polygamous relationships as a marriage.
    Why not? What's wrong with it?
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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    Yes, but the spousal benefits required to be provided by employers and the government, such as health benefits or tax breaks, should be limited to the equivalent of what is given to one spouse. Requiring that people be over 18 to marry would eliminate many of the problems of exploitation associated with polygamous marriages. Requiring detailed contracts covering child custody in the case of a separation or divorce may be necessary also.
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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    as i stated earlier in the thread i would support polygamy as long as its consenting adults gays being granted equal rights doesnt open the door to polygamy. THe precedence would be totally different since polygamy would be a totally NEW law almost from the ground up.
    my guess is that gay marriage will win based on equal rights and discrimination.

    Legally polygamy and marriage between two parties is no where near the same nor could it use either of those arguments.
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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Actually, that would alleviate the one issue I brought up that is a problem, conflicting decisions between two partners over the third. If there are three people making a decision about the fourth member, there can't be a tie. The vote will be 2-1.
    Anyone ever married is well aware that there are never only two sides to an issue or a right answer and a wrong answer. In your scenario, I can easily see that the vote would be 1-1-1.

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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Chief Justice Warren says "nice try, sparky."
    I don't see any particular reason why I should accord him any greater status than (for example) Chief Justice Taney. Amazingly, it is possible for members of government to be wrong.



    My argument against polygamy (when that battle comes, which it will shortly after we pass SSM), will be the same as it is now - no. Having already done plenty of damage to the institution of marriage and its' ability to provide stability to our society, we should not do more.

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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

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    Anyone ever married is well aware that there are never only two sides to an issue or a right answer and a wrong answer. In your scenario, I can easily see that the vote would be 1-1-1.
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