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    Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    I say yes. I see no reason why they shouldn't be able to.

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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    In my opinion, it is immoral and wrong. But why should the government be able to stop you? Their role is to protect our freedoms, not limit them. If that's what you want, go for it.

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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.
    I say no. There has been no large scale, or even moderately scaled, polygamous society that hasn't revolved around sexism, control, subjugation, and repression. If it could ever prove itself restrained to the rights and liberties of the individual, it can be considered.
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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    I don't see why not, if all are consenting adults.
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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.
    Polygamists do have the right to marry
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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    Yes they do. But isn't the question whether the government has the legitimate power to declare they can't?

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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.
    If gays should be allowed to marry, I can see absolutely no reason why polygamists should not have the same right.

    By all means, don't start drawing arbitrary lines in the sand now!

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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I say no. There has been no large scale, or even moderately scaled, polygamous society that hasn't revolved around sexism, control, subjugation, and repression. If it could ever prove itself restrained to the rights and liberties of the individual, it can be considered.
    In our society, if all parties enter into the arrangement voluntarily, why should it not be legal? Sexism, control, subjugation, and repression happen regularly in marriages between two people currently.
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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    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?
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    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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    Re: Should polygamists have the right to marry?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    In our society, if all parties enter into the arrangement voluntarily, why should it not be legal? Sexism, control, subjugation, and repression happen regularly in marriages between two people currently.
    Given perfect knowledge this is true. However, typically due to the construct of societies as such the choice is not knowledgeable nor is it free.

    As I said, if it can be made to abide by the rights and liberties of the individual, it may be considered.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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