Undecided but open to either side.
I couldn't care less either way.
I don't have any problems with legalizing it, to some degree, that might eliminate some of the shadier practices that currently exist in the dark corners where polygamy has been driven underground.
That's the thing about polygamy: nobody feels strongly about it, with the exception of polygamists, and the fact that there's no likely genetic factor in their lifestyle choice as there is with gays makes people feel a lot less motivated to help their cause. Even libertarians, when they comment on the issue, mostly just say "well if it was legal I wouldn't have any problems with that". I seriously doubt that it will ever be legalized in any state in my lifetime.
I wonder, let's look at past inconsequential actions, or less severe actions, that were outlawed and what resulted from that outlawing.
Shall we start with the Harrison Act or Prohibition? We can go farther back or forward if you'd like, just trying to remain relatively contemporary and within America.
And the comparison with Prohibition is completely invalid for a number of reasons, one of which is that unlike drinking, marriage is something that requires governmental/societal recognition.
If it were accepted, common practice in the states, this conversation would be boring because we'd be discussing something as dull as consensual sex between a man and woman in the missionary position. Duuuulllll.
Over 1000 Societies are either ok with polygamy or practice it regularly. It's about an even split. It's more normal than one would think.
Incest should be legal if gay marriage and polygamy are ever to be legal. Why not?
Also, the fact that it is taboo means that it is not widely done, and the fact that it is accepted means that it is widely done, so whether or not it is "appealing" or "dull" is irrelevant.
Is there even a single developed country where polygamy is legal or practiced regularly? It's normal in the 3rd world, sure, but what about outside of there?Over 1000 Societies are either ok with polygamy or practice it regularly. It's about an even split. It's more normal than one would think.