Saturday, February 19, 2011

Still Waiting For a Good Reason Not to Legalize Polygamy

The question posed was "Should polygamy be legalized in the United States?"

This blog is here to support the rights of adults to love, sex, and marriage with any consenting adult(s). That includes the polygamous freedom to marry. So I was disappointed when the several responses I found were all anti-equality.


I do not agree with being married to more than one person at a time.

Well then, you don't have to do it. But let others have that choice.

You should only be married to one person at a time.

Give the world a good reason.

Having more than one spouse (usually more than one wife) is not fair to the women in the relationship, I feel.

Why not let the women make that decision?


I oppose polygamy because it seems to have a negative effect on children of these families.

Bad parenting and prejudice against the family are what have negative effects on children, not polygamy. How many serial killers and mass murderers in the US  have you heard about coming from polygamous families?

I have watched a couple of documentaries on television that show the behind the scenes life of these families. As I watch these shows all I can see is how the kids seem to have a hard time explaining why their families are the way they are.

This is a good reason for a public education campaign. I've seen documentaries and read statements about how horrible people, including children, have had it is supposedly monogamous homes. Does that mean monogamy should be outlawed?


I oppose the notion of polygamy being legalized because it is morally wrong.

It is morally wrong to let adults have the kind of marriage they want?


The Bible teaches that one man and woman should live together for their lifetime.

If that is what you believe the Bible teaches, you are free to live that way. But other people, including other people who cite the Bible, believe differently. Shouldn't they have their freedom?

What happened to commitment to one person for the rest of your life?

That's a notion that someone came up with somewhere along the way. It certainly wasn't standard all along, especially if the Bible is to be believed. But that is a good question to pose to all of the supposed monogamists who aren't really monogamous because they go from relationship to relationship, have affairs, etc.


No, because polygamy would be a logistical nightmare in many aspects, including taxes and health care.

Sorry. That has been refuted. That's refuted argument #11.

So, there really isn't a good reason to deny this freedom to marry.
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