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    Re: Polygamy

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Does anyone here have friends who live in a polyamorous/group relationship, regardless of the lack of legal recognition? I'd be curious as to any insights you might have. I knew a fellow who lived in such a household, a neo-pagan group to be specific, (and yes they had kids), but we didn't know each other well enough to discuss the juicy details, lol.
    Most men in my home country have more than one wife and yes, it is recognised.
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    Re: Polygamy

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    You don't see a family, as an economic entity and as a child rearing entity, as benefiting society when it can broaden the adult representation beyond 2 people? In that scenario, I see that some adults would chose to raise children and care for the household, some adults would pursue education and sabbaticals, some adults would choose to work and develop their career or start businesses, and some adults would go on adventure and play (sailing around the world). More adults can ensure economic stability while others pursue their other plans.

    Set it up as a incorporated civil union. You may be required to buy shares to enter the family. You hold a percentage of assets and liabilities. If you decide to divorce yourself, you get out the percentage you own. Divorce maintains family stability.

    There are a lot of advantages.

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    Re: Polygamy

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Set it up as a incorporated civil union. You may be required to buy shares to enter the family. You hold a percentage of assets and liabilities. If you decide to divorce yourself, you get out the percentage you own. Divorce maintains family stability.

    There are a lot of advantages.
    Wow, sounds like a time share. ( And we all know those are scams )

    Anyway, I kind of agree with Redress.I wouldn't really oppose it, but I don't really see the benefit. The laws would be extremely complicated, and there could be some very messy divorces legally speaking. Also most poly people I've come into contact with aren't that big into marriage anyway. So I don't really see a huge benefit to society, as I see with allowing gay marriage.

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    Re: Polygamy

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    Methinks someone else read Friday at some point.
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    Re: Polygamy

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    Wow, sounds like a time share. ( And we all know those are scams )
    and I didn't even get into how to best decide which spouses cuddle with which spouses on a nightly basis. One big Rock, Paper, Scissors contest!

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    Re: Polygamy

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    and I didn't even get into how to best decide which spouses cuddle with which spouses on a nightly basis. One big Rock, Paper, Scissors contest!



    I do recall an interview with a branch-Mormon polygamist one time. He said something like "You'd think with three wives there would always be a bed you were welcome in, but it doesn't work that way. If ONE of them gets mad at you, they're ALL mad at you!"

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    Re: Polygamy

    dear god, imagine what it would be like if you shared a house with 2 or 3 women, that all had PMS
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    Re: Polygamy

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    dear god, imagine what it would be like if you shared a house with 2 or 3 women, that all had PMS

    And considering that women who live together tend to synchronize periods after a while...

    I know a guy that has a wife and four teenage daughters, that has to be bad enough.

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    Re: Polygamy

    I voted no, but only because polygamy introduces some serious legal issues that would need to be addressed first. Once those issues are worked out, I have no problem how many people want to be collectively married. Specifically, issues such as property rights, child support and visitation, etc. would have to be worked out, there just isn't existing case law for how to handle it between more than two partners and it would turn the court system into a nightmare.

    Fix that and sure, marry anyone you want to, so long as all involved are consenting adults.
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    Re: Polygamy

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    You don't see a family, as an economic entity and as a child rearing entity, as benefiting society when it can broaden the adult representation beyond 2 people? In that scenario, I see that some adults would chose to raise children and care for the household, some adults would pursue education and sabbaticals, some adults would choose to work and develop their career or start businesses, and some adults would go on adventure and play (sailing around the world). More adults can ensure economic stability while others pursue their other plans.

    Set it up as a incorporated civil union. You may be required to buy shares to enter the family. You hold a percentage of assets and liabilities. If you decide to divorce yourself, you get out the percentage you own. Divorce maintains family stability.

    There are a lot of advantages.
    I am not confident that polygamy would be a benefit to children. If you have some data to support the idea, I would have to rethink things some.
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