If you're against polygamy, are you a bigot?

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    i often see the argument or statement that those who oppose gay marriage are bigots etc...

    so, if you oppose polygamy, does that make you a bigot?
     
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    Of course.
     
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    Hell no, I am not against polygamy. But my wife is, and that settles that.
     
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    I'm not opposed to polygamy as long as all parties involved are consenting adults. Next Strawman.
     
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    Good question, I have not really thought about it but polygamy has a history of being a pretty shitty situation for the multiple women involved but if it were somehow turned into an equitable agreement among all parties involved there would be no problem. I have no cultural or religious opposition to it, only an opposition to what it has traditionally turned out to be, a cage for women and their female offspring.
     
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    There is a great reality series on show time called "Polyamory". It isn't polygamy, exactly...but the cast is having fun.
     
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    No, laws prohibiting polygamy have a rational basis, are applied to everyone equally, and are absent animus.

    Laws prohibiting same-sex marriage, however, lack a rational basis, seek to exclude a specific class of persons from marriage law, and are motivated by animus alone on the part of the state.
     
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    While I am not against polygamy, there are valid reasons to oppose it.
     
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    Polygamy was criminalized in the U.S. in response to the Mormon practice of it. That is arguably animus.
     
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    Pretty soon that will be soon within the eyes of the left.
     

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