As anyone familiar with the gay marriage threads knows, polygamy is often brought up to test the logical consistency of a given argument and identify what, if anything, would justify keeping polygamy illegal in a world where consenting adults can enter in any contract they wish.
I personally have never possessed nor read a strong argument against polygamy, and I become confused when some pro-gm folks would not also support polygamy, as such individuals can never articulate their reasons.
This thread does not need to involve gay marriage at all. I actually believe we could have a better discussion if gay marriage were included as little as passable.
I invite anyone with strong objections or support of polygamy to make their arguments known.
- Do you think legalized polygamy in society would affect you in any way? If so, in what way and to what degree?
- Do you think polygamy could help lower the divorce, juvenile crime or runaway rates; or improve academic performance?
- If you can argue the polygamy brings increased economic security, how would polygamy affect the abortion rate?
Those are just a few questions to get your thoughts moving, please feel free to make any argument you wish.