Yes. All humans should be protected under the law.
No. Marriage is between one man and one woman, period.
No. Only homosexuals and heterosexuals should be allowed to marry.
I donít care what they do as long as they stay out of my business.
My catís name is Mittens.
I'm not sure what you are talking about as far as a polygamous society at least in the context of the laws of the US (which is where most of this seems to be centered. Allowing legal recognition of polygamy would not turn our society into a polygamous one. We would still be a mostly monogamous society. As far as history goes, I'd like to see any studies on older societies where polygamy produced large populations of young men without access to women. Now I can understand that as a concern for more modern societies as our male mortality rate is way lower then when our tech and medical knowledge didn't allow the life saving and extending that occurs today. Also in today's society, as opposed to the past, we are less patriarchal and as a result, we have same sex pairings as well as larger numbers of individuals who never marry, or wait till their older. Throw in there the fact that multiple marriages (not polygamy) is rather a norm in today's society, availability on the long term scale is not going to be that much of an issue. Add on top of that, that modern US practice (on a non-legal basis) is shifting to highly mixed groupings (multiple males and females) any strain on the inaccessibility of one gender to another would be minimal at best.
Competition for favor and resources occurs in monogamous families as well. If a couple have several children, competition would high. Adding additional adults actually provides the children with more resources.
Last edited by Dooble; 06-29-13 at 08:25 AM.
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Yeah, these shepherds of enlightenment are harmless....