Posted by MikeT23 on 4/2/2013 4:44:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 4/2/2013 4:38:00 PM (view original):Are you for more individual rights or less individual rights? If it's more, why are you mentioning marriage restrictions when you've already said polygamy breaks none of your Big Four.
Posted by MikeT23 on 4/2/2013 4:25:00 PM (view original):We don't have to allow anything. Changing who we allow to get married today doesn't forever release us of any ability to restrict marriage.
Posted by bad_luck on 4/2/2013 4:19:00 PM (view original):Why wouldn't we? Based on "doesn't affect you", "makes more people happy", "doesn't infringe on the rights of others" and, finally, "creates equal rights for everyone".
But just because we allow gay marriage, doesn't mean we have to allow polygamy.
Do you think some people who are OK with gay marriage would object to polygamy?
If polygamists want to get married, let them bring their case to the courts. That's not the issue we face today.
I wouldn't be against legalizing polygamy provided it's restricted to consenting adults.
But it still isn't the issue we are facing. No one is arguing that we should legalize polygamy. People who are against gay marriage rely on the slippery slope arguments to make it seem like we have
to allow polygamy if we allow gay marriage, which isn't true.