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Thread: Polygamy: Why not?

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I don't think legally it should be recognized for more than 2 people together though due to the amazingly huge over haul logistically to our system we'd need to do to make it work, not to mention the issue (though not the slippery slope scope) 1069 brought up of interconnecting webs.
    I would be concerned with the ramifications of polygamy being socially accepted without being legally recognized. Not as bad, perhaps, as children being born entirely out of wedlock but it would still encourage people to conceive, bear, and raise children outside the legal framework of marriage.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    I would rather polygamy be legally recognized and not socially accepted than for it to be socially accepted and not legally recognized, but that's just me.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I would rather polygamy be legally recognized and not socially accepted than for it to be socially accepted and not legally recognized, but that's just me.
    If those were the only two available options, then I'd be in your camp as well. Of course, my preference is that it be both legally and socially recognized-- but frankly, it would be a long uphill battle for either.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    That's why we ought to leave it to the states to decide for themselves. That's the Whig Party position.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    That's why we ought to leave it to the states to decide for themselves. That's the Whig Party position.
    Um... it already is up to the states. So far 0 states have legalized polygamy. Not even Utah.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Um... it already is up to the states. So far 0 states have legalized polygamy. Not even Utah.
    To be fair, Utah was blackmailed into prohibiting it. It would be more likely to be legalized in Arizona or Colorado than Utah now, but you could safely bet that the Federal government would slap them down if they tried. It's certainly a more emotionally charged issue than whether the legal blood alcohol limit is .10 or .08, and the Feds resorted to extortion pretty quickly over that one.
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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    I would be concerned with the ramifications of polygamy being socially accepted without being legally recognized. Not as bad, perhaps, as children being born entirely out of wedlock but it would still encourage people to conceive, bear, and raise children outside the legal framework of marriage.
    Perhaps socially accepted is the wrong way to put it. More not socially disallowed then anything.

    IE...

    I don't think polygamy should be promoted, highlighted, or made out to be just some equally understandable and perfectly normal alternative family unit. At the same time, I don't think we should be kicking down doors and taking children into protective custody for no other reason than the fact they have 3 mommies or daddies.

    its kind of the same way, in part, I view gay coupling. I don't think we should be telling kids its bad, its immoral, its wrong, but we also shouldn't be teaching young kids that its perfectly normal, anyone could feel that way, its no different than a guy and girl together because it frankly IS a minority thing and as such you're far more likely to confuse more kids by doing that then enlighten them.

    Social Stigma, to a point, is always going to be there for things that are abnormal and I think polygamoy in this country will almost always be considered abnormal. I just wouldn't want to see laws or actions taken equating abnormal to wrong. That doesn't mean I want to see abnormal to equal correct.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    To be fair, Utah was blackmailed into prohibiting it.
    How so?

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Um... it already is up to the states. So far 0 states have legalized polygamy. Not even Utah.
    Well that's good. Maybe some will. Like I have said earlier, I prefer clan marriages and they ought to make that legal as well. I don't see why we should restrict it to 1 man and many women. And making it a civil union is fine with me, if we want to reserve marriage for the 1 man, 1 woman holy matrimony variety.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    How so?
    Utah's entry into the Union was conditional upon outlawing the practice. This is also about the time that mainstream Latter Day Saints changed policy and the church schismed over it, creating all of the splinter groups they're so eagerly trying to stamp out to this day.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin
    Perhaps socially accepted is the wrong way to put it. More not socially disallowed then anything.
    Yeah, I got you. "It's not okay, but it's no excuse to go plyg-bashing." That's fair.

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