All right I’ll mention the topic. Who cares about poygamy as long as it is between consenting informed adults? The problem with polygamist cults isn’t the polygamy it is the Cult. The coersion and the taking advantage of children. The indoctrination is the problem. The doublestandard is also a problem.
Did I forget to misspell any thing? Wouldn’t want to actualy spell my post right by mistake.
I’m going to echo this response. I don’t see a problem with “polygamy” in general. If I wanted to marry two females, or a male and a female, or two males, all over the age of 18, I’m not sure why the state needs to prohibit this.
I tend to think it’s an awful idea and the “marriage” would likely end badly, but there are plenty of awful ideas out there that are entirely legal. Even if the government would like to call it a civil union or something, I don’t necessarily see the downside to any of this.
I do see a problem with the hijacking of 15 year-olds for the sexual gratification of older men, but that’s not “polygamy” by definition. It’s statutory rape. The polygamy is perhaps being used as a way to further indoctrinate and subjugate women, but in all seriousness, isn’t this true of many other conventional American practices?
And, should something be outlawed because it may lead to an illegal action or socially deviant teaching? I’m going to say no. We’d have nothing left.
The reality, I think, is that laws against polygamy are rooted in religious tradition and have little to no rational value. Unless someone can rationalize it for me, that is.