Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Another Discussion on Legalizing Polygamy

Back in May, Simmering Frog asked at "Should polygamy be legalized in the United States if all parties involved agree to get married?" The answer, of course, is yes. An adult should be free to marry any consenting adults.
Should polygamy be legalized in the United States if all parties involved agree to get married? One negative response was this one...
Absolutely not. Such a policy will likely start a civil war between the left-out men and the harem gatherers.
That's ridiculous. In most states, people can already have multiple lovers and live-ins; they just can't marry them. Have we seen a civil war as a result? Also, full marriage equality means women can also marry multiple men, or multiple women, or both men and women. Even if polygyny happens more than other forms of polygamy, it will won't happen enough to leave hordes of unpartnered men

JDLogan is an ally...

If the government is going to recognize the committed relationships of some consenting adults, they need to recognized all committed relationships of consenting adults, it's called equal protection under the law.

So many people take a "my way or the highway" attitude toward adult relationships, but I tell you, if your relationship is so weak that you need others to live their lives the way you live yours to give credence to your way of life, maybe you should work harder at your life and stay out of others.
The discussion goes on and on. Many allies left comments, and the comments from those prejudiced against the polygamous freedom to marry, if they gave an explanation, were the typical Discredited Arguments.

The more these topics are raised, the better, because more people will see that there is no good reason to deny full marriage equality.

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1 comment:

  1. How many people against polygamy, they're more bigot than the Italian politicians about same-sex marriage.


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