View Poll Results: What types of alternative lifestyles do you also support?

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  • Polygamy (One man several wives)

    24 61.54%
  • Polyandry (One wife several husbands)

    23 58.97%
  • Polyamory (One or more men, one or more women)

    25 64.10%
  • Open Marriage

    25 64.10%
  • None of the above

    13 33.33%
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Thread: For those who support gay marriage

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    Re: For those who support gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    The purpose, in some instances, is to force the conclusion that allowing gay marriage would open the 'Pandora's box' for all sorts of other non-traditional marriages.
    My response to that would be "so what if it did?"

    I am opposed to government being in the role of sanctioning marriages of any kind. Marriage should be religious sacrament, period. Government-issued marriage licenses are, to my mind, a violation of the First Amendment, and the resolution is for government to stop issuing marriage licenses.

    Thus, while I am opposed to legalizing gay marriage on that admittedly technical basis, at the same time I am in favor of removing legal impediments to any relationship choices made between consenting adults.

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    Re: For those who support gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    I am opposed to government being in the role of sanctioning marriages of any kind. Marriage should be religious sacrament, period.
    If that's truly your position, then why didn't you create a poll asking whether marriage should be sanctioned by the government or rendered to a strictly religious sacrament? And why limit it to those who favor gay marriage?

    Your response here is completely inconsistent with the thread you created.


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    Re: For those who support gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    If that's truly your position, then why didn't you create a poll asking whether marriage should be sanctioned by the government or rendered to a strictly religious sacrament? And why limit it to those who favor gay marriage?

    Your response here is completely inconsistent with the thread you created.

    Not inconsistent at all. I wanted to add a different dimension to the gay marriage debate. I specifically avoided declaring a position up front in the hopes of stimulating discussion.

    Hopefully, I have succeeded at least somewhat.

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    Re: For those who support gay marriage

    It is not my place to support or not support any type of marriage outside my own.

    It ain't no body's business IMO.

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    Re: For those who support gay marriage

    I don't think there should be anything legal about relationships unless children are involved.

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    Re: For those who support gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    I don't think there should be anything legal about relationships unless children are involved.
    So you think relationships should be illegal?

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    Re: For those who support gay marriage

    I support anything that consenting adults do within their own homes/lives. As long as they are keeping it legal and harming nothing? Who frigging cares?!

    If people spent as much time trying to figure out how to wipe out world hunger as they do worrying about others peeps biz? This world would be a much better place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    I support anything that consenting adults do within their own homes/lives. As long as they are keeping it legal and harming nothing? Who frigging cares?!

    If people spent as much time trying to figure out how to wipe out world hunger as they do worrying about others peeps biz? This world would be a much better place.
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    Re: For those who support gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I don't support someone having to get a marriage license to get married.

    I could personally care less if two or more people wanted to be together in such a way.
    Nobody has to get a marriage license to get "married", they only have to do so if they want to take advantage of the legal benefits thereof. I agree that anyone who wants to be together can and should be able to do so.
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    Re: For those who support gay marriage

    I had to vote none of the above, not because I care if anyone wants to be a part of such arrangements, but because we simply do not have the legal case law available or systems in place to deal with the legal mess those arrangements would cause. We already know how to deal with a two-partner system, we can handle property and child custody issues, etc. Once you start to throw more people into the mix, we simply have no means of making those determinations and having divorces to deal with under those circumstances is going to cause a huge mess in the court systems.

    Once we can come up with an equitable system for divorce of multiple-partner marriages, fine. Until then, it's simply not practical.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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