Personally, I think the U.S. lives in a de facto state of polyamory. After all, people aren't required to be married to have intimate relationships or bear children with another person. A woman can have several kids from different men, and men can have kids from different women. Just because it isn't official doesn't mean anything.
Absolutely not on this.
There's no realistic and feasable way to reconcile our various laws in regards to marriage to allow for something like this without an unmeasurable amount of pitfalls, surprise loopholes, and unexpected issues to swell up. Our laws are set up in such a way that marriage functions as a benefit and a determination for two person marriages and while these laws would easily translate from man/woman to man/man and woman/woman they would be turned on their head and obliterated with man/woman/woman or man/man/woman or any other mixture greater than 2 people.
As such, the only way I would believe Polygamy should be "legalized" would be if government completely got out of the business of recognizing couplings OR the actual LEGAL recognition of a coupling would be limited to two person while the act of privately being married to and living with multiple spouses would be legally allowed.
As it stands today, absolutely not.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Read about the Lost Boys of St. George and get back to me.
Yes, I agree with you that religious fundamentalists and welfare frauds are irresponsible and unstable, and that the Mormon offshoot cults are degenerate in general. (I have nothing but respect for the mainstream Mormon church.) However, I would argue that it is their contempt for American mores and government that makes them degenerate, and not merely their practice of polygamy. They're more like criminal gangs than normal citizens; it's hardly fair to compare them to upright citizens and say that the results would be similar.
It doesn't get much worse or more corrupt than the whackadoo "prophets" of the FLDS.
I would probably support it. Mostly because it is none of my business who people marry and so long as the polygamy is open on both sides, not set in some discrimination (which is one of the major problems with polygamy); then why should I stop it?
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Giving it a first thought, it's every man's fantasy to have many women around him all the time.
Giving it a second thought however, it's every man's nightmare to have many wives around him all the time.
So I voted no.
That, and it'd also cause a great portion of the world's population to live in one house. After all, why not marry every woman/man you find attractive?