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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Thank you! Finally an explanation that makes sense to me. I can understand how multiple spouses in relation to things like wills and medical issues, etc., might impact the state. Maybe they would have to choose one spouse as a decision-maker in such instances. I'm sure a lot of those issues could have some simple solutions, but of course I'm not a lawmaker or a lawyer, so I'm not sure.
    I agree. It could most likely be taken care of with a lawyer. And there are a few other issues that could potentially cause a problem, but I honestly don't know how well that could be argued (these mainly relate to the federal ban on such marriages, which would have to almost certainly have to be struck down prior to any state ban being legitimately struck down concerning polygamy).

    The case that comes to mind when discussing polygamy is always the Terry Schiavo case because I think that had she had more than one husband or spouse, they both would have had equal say in whether to pull the plug (unlike her parents), and that could have truly been a legal nightmare if they had differing opinions on whether or not to remove her feeding tubes.
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    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    And just what are the "original intentions?" Making babies? I don't think we have to worry about that kind of thing anymore, so maybe the concept of marriage between one man and one woman is a little bit outdated.
    Family. Is that ever outdated?
    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
    No, the entire point of the 14th was to ensure slavery was destroyed. You seem to miss that point as do many others. The last time I checked the 10th hadn't been overturned by some other amendment to the Constitution. The courts should be deferring to the States in most instances...
    No, it wasn't. It had very little to do with slavery, and a lot to do with limiting state powers.
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    No, it wasn't. It had very little to do with slavery, and a lot to do with limiting state powers.
    Please review historical context before posting...
    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
    Family. Is that ever outdated?
    The definition of family may be.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Family. Is that ever outdated?
    Two legally married spouses, of any gender combination, are legally a family. In fact, they become legal family to members of their spouse's family as well.
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Two legally married spouses, of any gender combination, are legally a family. In fact, they become legal family to members of their spouse's family as well.
    Only in some minds...
    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
    Please review historical context before posting...
    I did. Although freeing the slaves was part of it, it was not its entire point because there would have been no need for the rest of the Amendment, including the Equal Protection Clause or the Full Faith & Credit Clause if that were the case.
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Only in some minds...
    They are legally family. That is part of law. You don't have to believe they are family, but the law recognizes them as such.
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    I did. Although freeing the slaves was part of it, it was not its entire point because there would have been no need for the rest of the Amendment, including the Equal Protection Clause or the Full Faith & Credit Clause if that were the case.
    The remainder had to do with the war...
    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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