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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    That is absolutely untrue, or at least in my neck of the woods. A few years back, there was an incident in Rhode Island (a neighboring state to me), where a tribal smoke shop was raided and shut down by the RI State Police Department. They arrested several people, and now the tribe is no longer allowed to sell cigarettes without collecting taxes for the state. I am QUITE sure that if child molestation was occurring, the police would also perform a raid where you live. They do not live by their own laws. They are allowed to prosecute and similar things according to their own tribal customs, but they are NOT allowed to break federal and/or state laws.
    How many Indian reservations do you have in your state?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Aren't YOU married and getting those same benefits? Why do you want to deny them to others?
    Yes, I'm married, but not necessarily for the benefits. Our taxes are higher, SS benefits will be limited by the maximum available to married couples, etc..., and any other benefit the government could provide for its sanctimonious sanction, I could obtain through other legal means...
    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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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I agree, but SSM is being used as the church key (you need to be old enough understand) to do so...
    Then you don't agree. The church key (or can opener, as is commonly used) is the license itself, not gay marriage in particular.
    "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."
    "When we live authentically we create an opportunity for others to walk out of their dark prisons of pretend into freedom."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    Then you don't agree. The church key (or can opener, as is commonly used) is the license itself, not gay marriage in particular.
    If SSM did not provide access to the license, why do you think anyone would care?
    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 AlabamaPaul View Post
    If SSM did not provide access to the license, why do you think anyone would care?
    Legalizing same sex marriage provides same-sex couples access to the license--of course. I am not following what you are trying to say.
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    How many Indian reservations do you have in your state?
    I don't know how accurate this Wiki is, but I live in Massachusetts, so more than one. The particular incident I was referring to earlier happened in Rhode Island though.

    Category:American Indian reservations in Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Here's the list for Rhode Island.

    Category:Native American tribes in Rhode Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    Legalizing same sex marriage provides same-sex couples access to the license--of course. I am not following what you are trying to say.
    I'm not sure why you jumped in...
    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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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Yes, I'm married, but not necessarily for the benefits. Our taxes are higher, SS benefits will be limited by the maximum available to married couples, etc..., and any other benefit the government could provide for its sanctimonious sanction, I could obtain through other legal means...
    So you still got married. Why did you get married then? You could have just shacked up.

    And if someone loves or cares for more than one person and wants to have a married life together with those other consenting adults, I don't see what your issue would be.

    Are you saying that you are against government recognized marriages?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    So you still got married. Why did you get married then? You could have just shacked up.

    And if someone loves or cares for more than one person and wants to have a married life together with those other consenting adults, I don't see what your issue would be.

    Are you saying that you are against government recognized marriages?
    Yes, I am against the State bestowing benefits (or penalties) for personal activities in which it has no compelling interest...
    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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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Yes, I am against the State bestowing benefits (or penalties) for personal activities in which it has no compelling interest...
    I guess you should get divorced then!

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