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'Marriage Equality' Includes Polygamy'


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#1    tapirmusic

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:03 PM

"The definition of marriage is plastic. Just like heterosexual marriage is no better or worse than homosexual marriage, marriage between two consenting adults is not inherently more or less “correct” than marriage among three (or four, or six) consenting adults. Though polygamists are a minority—a tiny minority, in fact—freedom has no value unless it extends to even the smallest and most marginalized groups among us. So let’s fight for marriage equality until it extends to every same-sex couple in the United States—and then let’s keep fighting. We’re not done yet."


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:11 PM

View Posttapirmusic, on 18 April 2013 - 06:03 PM, said:

"The definition of marriage is plastic. Just like heterosexual marriage is no better or worse than homosexual marriage, marriage between two consenting adults is not inherently more or less “correct” than marriage among three (or four, or six) consenting adults. Though polygamists are a minority—a tiny minority, in fact—freedom has no value unless it extends to even the smallest and most marginalized groups among us. So let’s fight for marriage equality until it extends to every same-sex couple in the United States—and then let’s keep fighting. We’re not done yet."


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I wondered how long it was going to be before someone brought this up. Seems logical to me. Question is: Does my employer have to offer insurance coverage to all my spouses and children? Or would I have to designate one as my "first" (for lack of a better word) spouse and only cover him/her and the children I have with him/her?

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:16 PM

The worst punishment for polygamy?  More than one Mother-in-law!!!!!  Posted Image

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:17 PM

Right and pedophaelia isn't a choice so, like homosexuals, they can't help but have the desires they do...

...where do we draw the line?

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:19 PM

Personally, I don't see what the big deal is. If everyone involved in the relationship is a consenting adult and knows about the arrangement that what exactly is the big deal?

Edited by shadowhive, 18 April 2013 - 06:19 PM.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:20 PM

View PostDark_Grey, on 18 April 2013 - 06:17 PM, said:

Right and pedophaelia isn't a choice so, like homosexuals, they can't help but have the desires they do...

...where do we draw the line?

Pedophilia is very different in that one party is not a consenting adult. I'd say that's a pretty obvious line that shouldn't be crossed.

Edited by shadowhive, 18 April 2013 - 06:21 PM.

So just take off that disguise, everyone knows that you're only, pretty on the outside
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:23 PM

Ok, so?  Let them all get married.  Consenting adults.  Regarding insurance, increase the premiums per adult added.  No big deal.

WHY does this get complicated?

Is anyone forcing you to marry anyone you don't want to?  

Call a cop but get out of everyone else's relationships.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:24 PM

View Postshadowhive, on 18 April 2013 - 06:20 PM, said:

I'd say that's a pretty obvious line that shouldn't be crossed.

Until recently that's what they used to think about homosexuals.

Ok so what if the young one is consenting? Should we deny them the right to love and marriage? After all there are many cultures where a boy becomes a man before the age of 15, or a girl becomes a wife at age 12

Edited by Dark_Grey, 18 April 2013 - 06:26 PM.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:26 PM

View PostDark_Grey, on 18 April 2013 - 06:24 PM, said:

Until recently that's what they used to think about homosexuals.

Ok so what if the young one is consenting? Should we deny them the right to love and marriage?

The other important word was ADULT.  Legal adult.

You can't enter into a legal contract with a minor.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:27 PM

View PostDark_Grey, on 18 April 2013 - 06:24 PM, said:

Until recently that's what they used to think about homosexuals.

Ok so what if the young one is consenting? Should we deny them the right to love and marriage?

Until recently they said that about interacial couples too.

It's my understanding that a child can't consent to such things (or pretty much anything else for that matter). The child would have to be pretty intelligent to know what it was conenting to and have full understanding of it.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:27 PM

So if they say polygamy is okay, does that mean women can have more than one husband too? Or does this just apply to men?


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:28 PM

View PostKowalski, on 18 April 2013 - 06:27 PM, said:

So if they say polygamy is okay, does that mean women can have more than one husband too? Or does this just apply to men?

Yeah, but why would we want to?

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:29 PM

View PostKowalski, on 18 April 2013 - 06:27 PM, said:

So if they say polygamy is okay, does that mean women can have more than one husband too? Or does this just apply to men?

Hopefully it would work either way in any combination.

So just take off that disguise, everyone knows that you're only, pretty on the outside
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:33 PM

Since the thrust of this is a sideways swipe at homosexual marriage - on what basis is it considered wrong to allow same sex marriage ?

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:33 PM

I tend to agree here.  The key is "consenting adult" (i.e. no pedophilia).  There could be 1 wife and many husbands (or vice versa) or 3 husbands and 4 wives, or even consenting homosexuals, etc.  I think though that in time (once the shock/novelty has worn off), most people will stay in a monogamous marriage.  And polygamy will constitute just a minority (probably for the reason of multiple mother-in-laws).  As far as insurance coverage goes, there may need to be some limits as any one company should not have to *cover* the entire group, but with that said, there would be several working members, that there could be some kind of composite coverage between several companies created.

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