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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Then, if one chooses to support SSM, it would only be logical that polygamy would be included in the same discussion...
    I agree. I can't understand how someone could support one and not the other, especially when they claim it is discriminatory NOT to support SSM. The same could be said for people who wish to marry more than one person. They might want to the benefits of marriage and tax breaks, etc. Also, they would want the rights to be considered family members to make medical decisions for their SO if something should happen, legitimize their children, etc.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Should Plural Marriage be legalized too?
    Yes. It was legal for centuries. There is no good reason it should not be legal now.
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Then, if one chooses to support SSM, it would only be logical that polygamy would be included in the same discussion...
    No, for the same reason that if one chooses to support interracial marriage it is not logical to include gay marriage in the same discussion.
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I agree. I can't understand how someone could support one and not the other, especially when they claim it is discriminatory NOT to support SSM. The same could be said for people who wish to marry more than one person. They might want to the benefits of marriage and tax breaks, etc. Also, they would want the rights to be considered family members to make medical decisions for their SO if something should happen, legitimize their children, etc.
    Then, I apologize for jumping in to question your post relating to extreme Mormons. We appear to agree that once the can of worms is opened, everything should be on the table...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Absolutely not.
    And as a libertarian yourself, how could one make a PRO libertarian argument against it?
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    No, for the same reason that if one chooses to support interracial marriage it is not logical to include gay marriage in the same discussion.
    When you begin redefining societal norms, everything becomes fair game. As a Libertarian, why would you think not?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I've never actually seen a clean set of arguments for and against it.
    Freedom of contract and association. You're welcome.
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    Yes. It was legal for centuries. There is no good reason it should not be legal now.
    What the heck, if someone wants to be stupid and have a whole bunch of spouses, who are we to tell them not to? I'd just say "well good luck to you!"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Then, I apologize for jumping in to question your post relating to extreme Mormons. We appear to agree that once the can of worms is opened, everything should be on the table...
    I want to make it clear that I am not supportive of polygamy to make some sort of point about SSM. I support both because I think consenting adults SHOULD be able to make their own choices regarding personal matters such as marriage and things like that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I want to make it clear that I am not supportive of polygamy to make some sort of point about SSM. I support both because I think consenting adults SHOULD be able to make their own choices regarding personal matters such as marriage and things like that.
    And I support neither but recognize that those determinations are beyond my control. I only bring the issue up when the subject is totally dismissed in the discussion...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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