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Sam Spade 09-25-2012 18:33

First gay marriage, now polygamy; what next?
 
For those who denied the presence of a slippery slope, I give you:

http://www.volokh.com/2012/09/25/pro...inority-group/

Prosecutor’s Policy: We Won’t Enforce Polygamy Ban, Because of a Concern About Religious Minority Group

So says a County Attorney’s declaration filed on May 22, 2012 in a federal case challenging the polygamy ban on constitutional grounds...

NMG26 09-25-2012 18:39

I'm not against either. Why have such laws?




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chickenwing 09-25-2012 18:41

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Originally Posted by NMG26 (Post 19456440)
I'm not against either. Why have such laws?




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Yep. +1

HarlDane 09-25-2012 18:44

Sounds good to me. There is a clear line at "consenting adults" that we can slide all the way down to as far as I'm concerned. Or just remove the slope altogether by removing government from the marriage business.

It's not like those who practice polygamy are suddenly going to stop living as a family just because they can't legally marry. It's just another useless, ineffective law meant to make a certain group feel important by imposing their morality on others.

steveksux 09-25-2012 19:30

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Originally Posted by Sam Spade (Post 19456423)
For those who denied the presence of a slippery slope, I give you:

http://www.volokh.com/2012/09/25/pro...inority-group/

Prosecutor’s Policy: We Won’t Enforce Polygamy Ban, Because of a Concern About Religious Minority Group

So says a County Attorney’s declaration filed on May 22, 2012 in a federal case challenging the polygamy ban on constitutional grounds...

Wasn't polygamy part of the Mormon faith at one point? They've got as much of an argument on religious grounds as the guys that smoke peyote as part of their religion. I'd say they've got a stronger case on those grounds than the gay marriage folks.

The gay marriage folks just have "none of your damn business" going for them. Its really the opposite, the main opposition is based on the majority's religious edicts forbidding it and seeking to enforce that on them. The polygamists at least are on constitutionally equal footing if they can really convince the courts to cut them slack on religious grounds.

There's that same thing going against the Mormon polygamists too, about the majority religion trying to enforce its rules on others, but at least they've got some First Amendment juice on their side.

Randy

Davegrave 09-25-2012 19:35

Who cares about polygamy? Seriously? How can you make yourself care what other people want their family to be?

I care about polygamy waaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy less than I care about gay marriage. And I care absolutely zero about gay marriage.

A billion people are married and cheat on their spouse....it's a jerk move but no one wants it to be illegal. Why is it illegal for a group of people to be fine with what's already legal?

It's only legal for people to be polyamorous if most of the people involved are pissed and hurt about it? But if they're all A-OK then it's a crime? Sounds logical. :faint:

AtlantaR6 09-25-2012 19:38

Any dude that can deal with more than one woman deserves what he gets!

janice6 09-25-2012 19:42

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Originally Posted by AtlantaR6 (Post 19456665)
Any dude that can deal with more than one woman deserves what he gets!


The truth is strong with this one!

Woofie 09-25-2012 19:51

I think this is the first time I've ever opened a GT thread and saw so many rational posts. I approve.

Guss 09-25-2012 19:56

Get the government out of marriage. It's none of their business.

NMG26 09-25-2012 20:04

What is next?

Cross-polygamy...."This is my husband Bob, and this is my wife Jane, the three of us are married."


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frank_drebin 09-25-2012 20:08

None of the government's business.

steveksux 09-25-2012 20:11

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Originally Posted by AtlantaR6 (Post 19456665)
Any dude that can deal with more than one woman deserves what he gets!

So if polygamy is having one wife too many, what's the difference between that and regular marriage??? :rofl:

Randy

SDDL-UP 09-25-2012 20:11

There will be no end to it as long as they get to "re-define" marriage. It sure looks like government shouldn't be involved AT ALL!

My opposition to homosexual "marriage" is largely because a homosexual couple will raise children with a warped sense of relationships between the sexes. Now.... if children weren't involved then who really cares?

GAFinch 09-25-2012 20:18

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Originally Posted by Guss (Post 19456726)
Get the government out of marriage. It's none of their business.

Quote:

Originally Posted by frank_drebin (Post 19456762)
None of the government's business.

That's impossible. Custody disputes; medical disputes; inheritance; tax filings; regulation of adoption agencies; civil suits against "discriminatory" churches, banquet halls, misc businesses; divorce proceedings.

IvanVic 09-25-2012 20:23

I don't care what they do, just don't call it marriage.

NMG26 09-25-2012 20:28

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Originally Posted by IvanVic (Post 19456808)
I don't care what they do, just don't call it marriage.


How is it different then a marriage?



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HarlDane 09-25-2012 20:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by SDDL-UP (Post 19456773)
My opposition to homosexual "marriage" is largely because a homosexual couple will raise children with a warped sense of relationships between the sexes. Now.... if children weren't involved then who really cares?

But outlawing gay marriage does absolutely nothing to prevent gays from having and raising children.

Quite trying to rationalize it and just come clean with yourself, you oppose gay marriage because you don't approve of homosexuality and you want the government to support your beliefs.

janice6 09-25-2012 20:38

Next:

Meet my wife Bowser, the Terrier.

Woofie 09-25-2012 20:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by SDDL-UP (Post 19456773)
There will be no end to it as long as they get to "re-define" marriage. It sure looks like government shouldn't be involved AT ALL!

My opposition to homosexual "marriage" is largely because a homosexual couple will raise children with a warped sense of relationships between the sexes. Now.... if children weren't involved then who really cares?

Yeah, them gays raise screwed up kids like this guy.



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