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'Marriage Equality' Includes Polygamy'


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#31    shadowhive

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:17 PM

View PostHilander, on 18 April 2013 - 07:15 PM, said:

Well I for one do not like to share some things and I think a husband with another woman would be one of them.  Look how many problems it causes when cheating happens.  A marriage should be between two people and two people only.

Well the problem that comes from cheating is it's going behind someone's back which would of course hurt, but this would be sharing with all sides knowing so no one would get hurt by it. Of course it wouldn't be everyone though.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:26 PM

View Postshadowhive, on 18 April 2013 - 07:17 PM, said:

Well the problem that comes from cheating is it's going behind someone's back which would of course hurt, but this would be sharing with all sides knowing so no one would get hurt by it. Of course it wouldn't be everyone though.

Correct. There was a time (maybe the 70s) when "open" marriage were a fad. Some people liked them, some (probably most) didn't. Different strokes for different folks. As for me, I found that one wife was one too many, but that is just me.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:28 PM

View PostBama13, on 18 April 2013 - 07:26 PM, said:

Correct. There was a time (maybe the 70s) when "open" marriage were a fad. Some people liked them, some (probably most) didn't. Different strokes for different folks. As for me, I found that one wife was one too many, but that is just me.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:29 PM

View PostBr Cornelius, on 18 April 2013 - 07:13 PM, said:

I think you are on very shaky ground there.
It is possible to manipulate an adult into consenting to something that is against their interests, but it is far easier to do the same to a minor. The law recognizes that and acts to make the burden fall on the adult rather than the child.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:43 PM

View Postshadowhive, on 18 April 2013 - 07:17 PM, said:

Well the problem that comes from cheating is it's going behind someone's back which would of course hurt, but this would be sharing with all sides knowing so no one would get hurt by it. Of course it wouldn't be everyone though.
Inside the group, itís not cheating.  The way you started out, I was thinking you were referring to cheating with someone outside of the group.  In which case you would be cheating on the group and not just one person.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:30 PM

View PostDark_Grey, on 18 April 2013 - 06:36 PM, said:

- so how/where do we place immovable boundries?

At informed consent. It's that simple.

Edited by Odin11, 18 April 2013 - 11:31 PM.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:29 AM

View Postshadowhive, on 18 April 2013 - 06:57 PM, said:

Well you could argue that pedophilia has already been considered legal. In the distant past the ages of consent was lower and so what would be termed pedophilia today wasn't as frowned upon as it is now.

Quite so, which would indicate that society is actually moving toward more constrictions in this area.

It should also be noted that  the concept of adolescence is modern.  In fact, it is an artificially constructed developmental stage - created by psychologists with nothing better to do during the early 20th century.  There are psychologists even today arguing against the existence of "adolescence."

Not that long ago, it wasn't unusual for 12 year olds to be making adult decisions.  It was expected of them, truth be told.

Can we not see this argument being made in the future, once everything else is freed up and you can marry your livestock?

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:12 AM

"What is it with you people and the animal ****ing?! I don't understand how your minds always go there. 'Well then they'll just remove the laws for ******* animals.' Like, is that the only thing that's been holding you back? ‘Oh, wow, look at that goat, if only I wouldn’t get in trouble.’”" - John Stewart

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:58 AM

View PostHarte, on 19 April 2013 - 03:29 AM, said:

Quite so, which would indicate that society is actually moving toward more constrictions in this area.

It should also be noted that  the concept of adolescence is modern.  In fact, it is an artificially constructed developmental stage - created by psychologists with nothing better to do during the early 20th century.  There are psychologists even today arguing against the existence of "adolescence."

Not that long ago, it wasn't unusual for 12 year olds to be making adult decisions.  It was expected of them, truth be told.

Can we not see this argument being made in the future, once everything else is freed up and you can marry your livestock?

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I hardly see a cow or sheep offering informed consent to that arrangement.
What can be said with certainty is that the 20th century represents progress from the good old days when children were effectively sold into marriage.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:14 AM

I think that if a man/woman wants to marry more than one woman/man then they should be able to do it.  As long as a man can support himself and his partners then they should be allowed to marry as many people as they want.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:51 PM

View PostBr Cornelius, on 19 April 2013 - 06:58 AM, said:

I hardly see a cow or sheep offering informed consent to that arrangement.
Do you know John Prine?

Check the lyrics to "Pretty Good."

Sometimes it's the human that doesn't consent! LOL

View PostBr Cornelius, on 19 April 2013 - 06:58 AM, said:

What can be said with certainty is that the 20th century represents progress from the good old days when children were effectively sold into marriage.

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Hard to make that value judgement.  Marriage isn't what most people think it is, before they do it.  It's not what many think it is even after they do it.

The former process was in place for thousands of years, still is in a lot of areas.

Maybe the modern way is better for individuals.  I don't think anyone can say whether or not today's process is better for society in general.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:02 PM

Polygamy is legitimately marriage as much as homosexual relations are marriage. I.e not at all unless you changes its definition.

And dont give me thar **** about inter racial couples. That was one country out of a whole world of marriage.

Calling something marriage when it is clearly not will not make things "normal". Homosexunal relationships are normal. Homosexual marriage is, by no definition of the word, "normal"

Edited by Professor Buzzkill, 19 April 2013 - 01:03 PM.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:01 PM

View PostProfessor Buzzkill, on 19 April 2013 - 01:02 PM, said:

Polygamy is legitimately marriage as much as homosexual relations are marriage. I.e not at all unless you changes its definition.

And dont give me thar **** about inter racial couples. That was one country out of a whole world of marriage.

Calling something marriage when it is clearly not will not make things "normal". Homosexunal relationships are normal. Homosexual marriage is, by no definition of the word, "normal"
Since we as humans are in an ongoing process of defining what is normal - your position is a stand for absolutes in a relativistic world. The world has and will continue to move forward and leave the absolutist behind. No amount of standing on the beach shouting at the tide will change the fact that things change.

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Edited by Br Cornelius, 19 April 2013 - 03:11 PM.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:17 PM

View PostOdin11, on 19 April 2013 - 05:12 AM, said:

"What is it with you people and the animal ****ing?! I don't understand how your minds always go there. 'Well then they'll just remove the laws for ******* animals.' Like, is that the only thing that's been holding you back? ‘Oh, wow, look at that goat, if only I wouldn’t get in trouble.’”" - John Stewart

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:40 PM

View PostHarte, on 19 April 2013 - 03:29 AM, said:

Can we not see this argument being made in the future, once everything else is freed up and you can marry your livestock?

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