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.
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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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.
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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