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 don’t care what they do as long as they stay out of my business.
My cat’s name is Mittens.
"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."
In theory I have no problem with any group of individuals freely entering into a marriage contract. The problem is that this is an area where abuse could become rife both in terms of defrauding federal and state governments with volumnous plural marriages that are aimed solely at gaining benefits (how would the military deal with BAH and other benefits for example) and on what basis could you deny peoples right to marry once you make it legal? Then of course you have the fact that polygamy is largely the domain of extreme religious communities like the FLDS, Islamic fundamentalists, and even some Sephardi Jewish groups. The history of abuse, pressured marriage, etc is enough to warrant concern about how this process could be regulated.
Legalizing polygamy is filled with practical problems that marriage between single individuals is not. That doesn't mean it should be banned on its face, but it requires lengthier study of its consequences.
Most of the community that I am aware of understands the logistical issues that would need to be dealt with prior to any actual instigation of polygamy. While it was legal at on time in our history, we didn't have all the other legal issues that are now tie
if you are worried about it thats your issue to deal with but its meaningless to reality.
Granting equal rights does nothign to the itegrity of marriage.
if you disagree by all means give me examples that factually put it at risk.
When we have about half of all marriages failing in divorce, and roughly a third to a half of all children being born out of wedlock (with these rates being even worse among certain significant minority groups—up to 60% to 75% illegitimacy among blacks); how blind must one be to think that the integrity of marriage is not in danger, or that society itself is not in danger as a result?
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We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.
2.) not factually meaningful to the integrity of marriage
3.) not factually meaningful to the integrity of marriage
4.) not factually meaningful to the integrity of marriage
5.) not factually meaningful to the integrity of marriage
6.) not blind, just educated enough to know the difference between reality and fantasy and facts and opinion. You have stated zero things that factually harm the integrity or marriage.
ley me know when you have something that FACTUALLY harms the integrity and not just your meaningless opinion.
now with that said you are free to have your unsupported opinion but trying to push it as fact will fail and nobody honest and objective will buy it.
Marriage is in ZERO danger.