Thursday, January 3, 2019

Polygamy Is Valid

Polygamy is a valid form of marriage and our laws should affirm that.

Please note we're not talking about older men forcing themselves on little girls under the guise of religion.

We're talking about consenting adults of all sexual orientations and genders, regardless of religious affiliation, who want to have ethically nonmonogamous marriages.

What kind of sense is it that in almost every US state and in many countries, it is entirely legal to live with multiple partners, have sex with them, have and raise children with them, etc., but you can't be legally married to more than one person at the same time, even though that's what everyone involved wants? It's ridiculous, unjust, and discriminatory. In some countries, a husband can have multiple wives, but not the other way around and not multiple husbands (or even one!). That needs to change, too.

We can't have full marriage equality if we have inequality. Equality just for some is not equality. There is no good reason to deny this fundamental right to consenting adults. Some people are nonmonogamous, and there is no changing that.

All the paperwork issues can be resolved.

If someone can find two or more people to marry them, more power to them! Let's be happy for them instead of treating them like second class citizens or trying to pin blame on them.

The polygamous freedom to marry is needed, and needed now. There are people who'd exercise that freedom today if they could. Let's stop the bigotry and get on the right side of history sooner rather than later. Let's ensure that an adult is truly free to marry any and all consenting adults.
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