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Why are people all for gay marriage but polygamy is looked down upon?

#1FlSHllPosted 7/10/2013 5:21:06 PM
and not legally recognised?

Isnt it the same principle between the two? You know as in:

Consenting adults, marriage should be between love, none of your business etc.

Why are middle eastern men who wish to have multiple wives in a western country seen to be scum of the earth by liberals.

Arent they denying the rights of these multiple women to portray their love for this one man in the form of marriage and vice versa for this one man.
#2Nitro378Posted 7/10/2013 5:22:04 PM
Polygamy is societally corrosive.

Open relationships on the other hand...
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#3Zero_DestroyerPosted 7/10/2013 5:27:57 PM
Tax system abuse and it actually plausibly being harmful to children.
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#4General_JumaPosted 7/10/2013 5:28:44 PM
not to mention, usually very sexist in how it is played out
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#5765351Posted 7/10/2013 5:30:17 PM
From: Nitro378 | #002
Polygamy is societally corrosive.


People against gay marriage said the same thing

From: Zero_Destroyer | #003
Tax system abuse and it actually plausibly being harmful to children.


People against gay marriage said the same thing
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#6FindKenshiPosted 7/10/2013 5:30:37 PM
Because people are selfish in general and the idea of one guy getting several women to call his wife offends them.
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#7Nitro378Posted 7/10/2013 5:33:06 PM
765351 posted...
From: Nitro378 | #002
Polygamy is societally corrosive.


People against gay marriage said the same thing


*eyeroll* that doesn't mean that argument is always wrong, the gender balance is important, just look at China for the societal chaos that occurs when there aren't enough women for (nearly) every man to have a partner

not to mention that polygamous faux-marriages in the west are almost always one scummy religious misogynist with many wives and a stack of kids that aren't properly looked after, anything we can do to stem that trend we should.
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#8Zero_DestroyerPosted 7/10/2013 5:42:42 PM(edited)
765351 posted...


People against gay marriage said the same thing


That..means..literally nothing. They are not by any stretch the same thing because it's more than two people in a marriage. We have yet to my knowledge actually observe the effects this might have on children. And Gay marriage can't be used to abuse the tax system like polygamy can be.
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#9the final bahamutPosted 7/10/2013 5:49:00 PM
1) It would be a legal nightmare.

2) The social dynamics involved are different from that of a two-person couple, but there's reason to suspect that there's a strong tendency for abusive relationships in multi-person marriages. Until this suspicion can be alleviated, polygamy hasn't got the best case.

3) It would be a legal nightmare

4) Polyamori isn't universally looked down on. More and more people are okay with open relationships.

5) Did I mention it would be a legal nightmare?
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#10atmasabrPosted 7/10/2013 5:54:17 PM
Nitro378 posted...
Polygamy is societally corrosive.

Open relationships on the other hand...


I'm forced to agree, although I would not stop there.
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