Posted by burnsy483 on 4/4/2013 9:29:00 AM (view original):
Mike, that's fine, but anyone can be a polygamist, I was just interested why you single out bisexuals when describing polygamists. And most bisexuals find one person to spend the rest of their life with rather than a desire for more than 1.
Here's my opinion on what this comes down to re: polygamy. Marriage is a bond between 2 people - it's a commitment to spend the rest of their life with someone, and it's a celebration of that. I would argue that if you marry multiple people, it dilutes that bond every time you have another marriage, to which I'd argue what was the point in the first place?
Now, if you're going to argue "You're changing the definition of marriage when you allow 2 men or 2 women to marry, so let's change it to allow multiple people to marry, what's the difference?" - the difference is gay marriage isn't any less of a marriage than straight marriage. It's 2 people making a commitment to each other. If you make it 6 people making a commitment, it's not the same thing.
I'm sure there's holes in that argument. Poke at em.
Sure. I'm not the ruler of everyone's emotions. I personally believe I care more about my dogs than some people care about their kids. I'm certain I give them more time. Nonetheless, I'm not in everyone's head so I don't really know that to be fact.
You seem to think that one person cannot love two people equally. I'd disagree simply based on children. I'd hope that parents don't love child A more than child B. If a car is speeding down the road towards a child, I'd hope a parent wouldn't say "Meh, I love Johnny more than Jill. Jill's on her own here because I'll still have Johnny" and continue their yardwork.
Therefore, I have to believe a man, or a woman, can love two people, in a relationship way, equally.
With that in mind, I don't believe, once SSM is approved based on equality/happiness, that a M/M/W or W/W/M marriage can be denied. And, quite honestly, I don't think a M/M/M or W/W/W marriage can be denied.