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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    The can is already open. The same arguments used to legitmize SSM can and will be used to legalize polygamy and other things.
    As I said before, the two aren't comparable. SSM is just a sexual fetish, which is clearly mainstream these days. It doesn't have to be legitimized. Polygamy is about marriage to multiple people. It's a long term commitment with heavy responsibilities, most of all children and property.
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    "Legitimate marriage" from a legal standpoint is whatever the law says it is. Currently, SSM is legitimate in more places in the US than polygamy. Which "purpose" of marriage(careful, this is a trick question)?
    There is no such thing as “same sex marriage”.

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    Marriage is between a man and a woman. That's what marriage is, that's what marriage has always been, and that is what marriage will always be. Anything else is not, has never been, and never will be marriage. Only a sick, degraded society would even think of trying to define it otherwise.

    Passing a law that tries to define it otherwise does not change what marriage is. Trying to legally define “same sex marriage” as valid is every bit as absurd as trying to legally define two plus two as being equal to ten, or a rotifer as an elephant.
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Pardon; no offense was intended... they are commonly referred to in this manner.
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    today we have people who will sell marriage to foreigners to get into the u.s.

    if plural marriages were to take place you would have people selling marriage for........ benefits...IE ..healthcare would be the main one.
    Not only that, the sky might also fall!
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Not only that, the sky might also fall!

    thanks.... i always love your remarks which bare no merit...

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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    well that is a way, but what if the company chooses not too,...do they face the wrath of government?
    Do companies have to cover all twelve of your kids if your wife is crazy enough to let that happen?
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I prefer simplicity myself, but this is not, in and of itself, enough of a valid argument to deny otherwise peaceful people being allowed to live their lives as they see fit. Yes, there would be some legal complexities, but they could be addressed.
    I'm not sure if the law could even account for all the possibilities in multiple marriages even if we wanted to. Even with the simplest multiple marriage, with 3 people, you can have two different things. You could have person A married to both persons B and C, but B and C not married to each other, or you could have each of the three married to each of the other two. With 4 people, there are a LOT more possible ways to do it. I'm not sure how you would write laws that could take all of that into account. Letting people write their own contracts is a good compromise, since they can write them in whatever manner they want, and it doesn't completely prevent marriage arrangements between more than 2 people, but it's a hell of a lot easier to implement.
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    There is no such thing as “same sex marriage”.

    Congress could pass a bill that dictates that two plus two equals ten, and the President could sign that bill into law. It wouldn't change the fact that two plus two unalterably equals four.

    Congress could pass a bill that defines a rotifer as a kind of elephant, and the President could sign that into law. A rotifer would still not be an elephant; and it would still remain just as obvious to anyone who examined both creatures that they are not the same.

    Marriage is between a man and a woman. That's what marriage is, that's what marriage has always been, and that is what marriage will always be. Anything else is not, has never been, and never will be marriage. Only a sick, degraded society would even think of trying to define it otherwise.

    Passing a law that tries to define it otherwise does not change what marriage is. Trying to legally define “same sex marriage” as valid is every bit as absurd as trying to legally define two plus two as being equal to ten, or a rotifer as an elephant.
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Do companies have to cover all twelve of your kids if your wife is crazy enough to let that happen?
    currently we have two people per marriage..becuase of law....i myself think government has no place in marriage at all.

    however if that law was removed and plural marriages were to take place, does a comapny have to be compel to insure more people if the law is removed.

    in my opinion... no, i believe in contract law, like the founders, when you take a job you agree to terms of a contract between the two parties, and no third party can enter that contract unless invited into it both parties, and the contract cannot be canceled/or changes unless both parties agree.

    government intervention into a contract is a ....no no!

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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Going to nip this in the bud once and for all: SSM AND POLYGAMY ARE NOT COMPARABLE. Polygamy is a marital status, it deals with a wide array of issues and responsibilities, you may as well bring up gay marriage, which is equally irrelevant to this particular topic. SSM is nothing more than a sexual fetish. It doesn't expand to the ranges of property ownership, having and raising children, or a mutual partnership in business and household matters. Marriage covers a very broad spectrum of things. SSM is just kink, so enough with this useless comparison. You may as well be comparing a 1986 Camaro to a T-Rex.
    Which one gets to get married?

    The car or the dinosaur?

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