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    Re: "Marriage is for a man and a woman," HE believes

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Absolutely no suggestion we emulate anything.

    Key word here is "consenting".

    Why can't three women marry?
    Why can't three men marry?
    Why can two women and one man marry?

    We're talking in the USofA here. Not Pakistan.

    We're also talking consenting. Minimum age requirements. The whole American ball of wax.

    If all parties consent and agree, why not?
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    Re: "Marriage is for a man and a woman," HE believes

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickeroo View Post
    I agree, but note that being born with a tendency doesn't automatically grant acceptance. The behavior itself must be accepted. I have no choice on whether I am turned on by a 3 year old.
    In the decent world, people don't compare the actions of consenting adults with the actions of people who prey on innocent children.
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    Re: "Marriage is for a man and a woman," HE believes

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    In the decent world, people don't compare the actions of consenting adults with the actions of people who prey on innocent children.
    It's always the slippery slope.
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    Re: "Marriage is for a man and a woman," HE believes

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    You, me, and 15 other people can get together and form a corporation.
    Have employees, legal contracts, insurance contracts, and financial aspects that effect many others besides just the business partners.

    Why can't three consenting, legal adults form a legal marriage?

    Why is it only two?

    What's the "real reason" two is a magical number that shouldn't ever be changed?

    Divorce is messy? Divorce is complicated? Is that the reason?

    Suppose three of our 17 business partners decides they want out? Does that kill the business? Or do we just buy them out and continue on?

    Now don't get me wrong, I'm perfectly happy in my traditional two person marriage. I have no desire to have another spouse.

    But why should I care if some other trio wants to get group married?

    Just like why should I care if two guys, or two girls want to get married?

    Misery loves company doesn't it? "Marriage is for a man and a woman," HE believes
    The answer to your question really depends on what it is you are looking for. If it is how we got to this point, that because we started with a religious tenant (from multiple religions) that was enacted wrongly into law and then all the other laws we're built around it.


    If you are asking why does it remain this way, that is a different issue, but still stemming from the first. Because all these laws based upon two person marriages exist, it is not logistically feasible to return to legal polygamy (which is NOT only one husband multiple wives. That's polygyny). Allowing interracial marriage, SSM, and even incest marriage is doable because the two person structure is already in place. Many laws would have to be modified before polygamy could be made legal.

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    Re: "Marriage is for a man and a woman," HE believes

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    Many laws would have to be modified before polygamy could be made legal.
    A few examples please.

    What laws are very specific to "two person marriage"?

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    Re: "Marriage is for a man and a woman," HE believes

    Well if consenting is the keyword, the number doesn't matter
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    Re: "Marriage is for a man and a woman," HE believes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGoverness View Post
    It's always the slippery slope.
    If we let black people marry white people we're gonna have to let frogs marry furniture. Nothing in between is possible.
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    Re: "Marriage is for a man and a woman," HE believes

    Quote Originally Posted by Rising Sun View Post
    Have psychologists figured out why people are straight yet?
    Biologists have... and by extension the psychologists have as well...
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    Interesting but useless.
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    Re: "Marriage is for a man and a woman," HE believes

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    Have you anything to show that those who claim to be gay were definitively straight to begin with?
    Biology... a guy born a guy is a guy meant to fit with a chick.
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    Re: "Marriage is for a man and a woman," HE believes

    Quote Originally Posted by uptower View Post
    Marriage is for two consenting adults. End of story.
    Two straight adults?
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    Interesting but useless.
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