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

    So if a man marries two women, are those two women also married? And could one of those women take another husband? Would that mean the fist man is married to the second man?

    Polygamy requires same-sex marriage to be legal. But same-sex marriage doesn't require polygamy to be legal.
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    So if a man marries two women, are those two women also married? And could one of those women take another husband? Would that mean the fist man is married to the second man?
    IMO ... yes and yes.


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    Polygamy requires same-sex marriage to be legal. But same-sex marriage doesn't require polygamy to be legal.
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    No. It's too much effort for not enough gain. Changing marriage laws to accommodate multiple marriages would cost a lot of money, and not many people would take advantage.

    I'm fine with letting people draft their own 'marriage' contracts among multiple partners, dealing with custody of children, power of attorney, next of kin, disposition of property, etc and recognizing them as legal though.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    No.

    It is not possible for two men to be married. By definition, marriage has always been, is, and will always be a union between a man and a woman. It is the basis of every stable human society that ever has or ever will exist.

    My concern is over the severe damage that will unavoidably be done to our society, and to everyone in it, if we are forced to accept a sick, vulgar mockery of marriage as being in any way comparable to the real thing. Our society can only be as stable as its foundation. If we make our foundation out of garbage, then that is what our society will become.

    I see marriage as a legal contractual deal that promotes lots of business for lawyers. I don't see "marriage" as foundation for a family. I think raising responsible adults isn't a talent/gift/predilection that is bequeathed upon people just because they got married. Some people can raise those little adults into full size adults and other people just screw them up by raising "children." They either know what they are doing or don't and it has nothing to do with marriage.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    No.

    It is not possible for two men to be married. By definition, marriage has always been, is, and will always be a union between a man and a woman
    . It is the basis of every stable human society that ever has or ever will exist.

    My concern is over the severe damage that will unavoidably be done to our society, and to everyone in it, if we are forced to accept a sick, vulgar mockery of marriage as being in any way comparable to the real thing. Our society can only be as stable as its foundation. If we make our foundation out of garbage, then that is what our society will become.
    Bob, that statement is just not true. That is the mainstream Christian definition, and a recent one at that. Any number of other religions, cultures, and countries believe differently.

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

    BTW, I'm addressing my statement above to rhe original subject. Polygamy. I have not done any research into the effects of homosexuaity on world history to form an opinion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Bob, that statement is just not true. That is the mainstream Christian definition, and a recent one at that. Any number of other religions, cultures, and countries believe differently.
    Muslims are allowed to have up to 4 wives..and here, each wife receives unemployment benefit...(they are not usually allowed to work) and child benefit for each child..

    Quite lucrative I would have thought!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Should Plural Marriage be legalized too?
    I personally don't care one way or the other. This is mostly just a last ditch slippery slope argument to try to spook people about homosexual marriage anyway.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    So if a man marries two women, are those two women also married? And could one of those women take another husband? Would that mean the fist man is married to the second man?

    Polygamy requires same-sex marriage to be legal. But same-sex marriage doesn't require polygamy to be legal.
    I don't think the polygamists care, quite frankly. They're not politically charged like the pissed off gay activists; they're just shut-ins, who live in their own world. Sometimes I get the feeling that I care more about their marriage rights than they do.
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    The legal nightmare it would present, as well as societal standards and customs.
    Sorry, they're consenting adults who demand equal protection. If homosexuals get it, polygamists sure as hell should too.

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