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    What, exactly, are the objections to polyandry/polygynandry/polygyny and other forms of polygamy? What are the "moral" objections and what are the legal objections to recognizing such unions as the same breed of contract as other forms of marriage?
     
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    Hell I support plural marriage. I would come home and say:
    "You cook dinner!"
    "You clean the house!"
    "You watch the kids!"
    "You in the bedroom!" "What you have your period, OK then you watch the kids and YOU in the bedroom!"

    It's my dream to be Bill Hendrickson
     
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    Lorena Bobbitt comes to mind.
     
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    You can only take it off once. ;)
     
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    why is this in politics?
     
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    Moral objections: As predominantly practiced in the world (Muslim countries, African countries, splinter LDS groups) polygamy places women in an inherently inferior position in the marriage contract as the multiple women are married to a single man. I know of no way to structure a contract to ensure equality. While in many one-one marriage one spouse will dominate to the detriment of the other, it's not inherent in the structure and the law, while not usually adequate, can address outright abuse. It cannot address an inherent position of inferiority. While this does not apply to many plural marriages, the unfortunate reality is that it is probably better to restrict them all than allow them all (and the law has no choice but either/or).

    Legally, property division and child custody would be a mess. Long, long contracts in addition to the marriage contract would required for each individual marriage depending on structure and personal preferences. One to one is easy...there is a seperation between the two, divide things out. For plural marriages, if A, B, and C are married to each other, and C wants to divorce A but not B, and B wishes to be married to both, how do you settle anything? For one to many marriages, if spouse 3 wants to leave, what are the other sub spouses' rights for visitation? And what portion of the property is 3 entitled to and at whose expense?

    Basically it's preferable to allow only one to one marriages and allow individuals who mutually want a plural marriage to work things out themselves and use legal contracts as their means...they'd end up having to do it anyway even if it was legal.
     
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    I am against marriage as a whole. ;)
     
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    same. f*** monogamy
     
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    Way to totally miss the entire concept :clap2:
     

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