What "spin".....unless you're arguing in favor of easy divorce laws.<quoted text>
That's a nice little spin you put on re-thinking no fault divorce... yeah.... that'll happen. Think again.
You're confusing polygamy in which women have little or no say, and its practiced on a large scale, at least larger than it is in this country, and those men and women, who CHOOSE to enter into such arrangements.I'm glad you brought up that harms aren't always evident at the time. Guess what? We DO have evidence of the harm to society polygamy creates. What does history teach us about polygamy? Please think about the reality of it.
Yes start small, because that's how it's practiced, small, as in on a small scale. If women CHOOSE to be a second or third wife, that is her choice. She could just as easily be a mistress, or a "baby's mama". Besides not all women, will want to be a second, or third.Start small... if men can have more than one wife, then women are going to be particular about the husband they intend to share. Women gravitate to wealth and power. One man has five wives means FOUR MEN have no wives at all.
What do they do now? There seems to be no shortage of women who will have sex with single men, or even married men for that matter.Multiply that out. Who are all those single men supposed to have sex with? Women become more valuable and are married off earlier and earlier. What are all those single men supposed to do?
So legalize it, and regulate it.Crime rates go up. Violence increases. It creates too many problems for it to be sustainable.
So let me see if I understand this, Mrs. Blowme's little boy Neil. A man can sleep with as many women as he can, and are willing to, father numerous children out of wedlock,.....and that's okay. But if a man, and several women choose to join together as husband wife, wife, and wife, complete with children and have their unions legally recognized,......you think that's bad? Please clarify....correct me if my assessment is off.Let me be extra clear: I do not care who anybody sleeps with, or how many. don't care. none of my business. have fun. For me, this has nothing to do with the 'morality' of polygamy, it's about how the practice impacts society in a harmful way.
So if one opposes legally redefining marriage, because one thinks its bad public policy, and can have possible long term negative consequences, then one is not a "bigot"? Yes?It's not bigotry if the reasons against something are sound. You wanna talk unintended consequences? Talk about the population of young, single men increasing dramatically. Hmmmm.... what does that sounds like.... gang-bait. extremist-bait.
What do we do with them now?What do you suggest we do with all the single men?
Build them man caves to keep them off the street?
Actually....the number of young men who desire to marry, and actually do has declined over the past several decades. Among young black men, in some communities, marriage is an alien concept, the wife has been replaced by "baby's mama".
No....not really. SSM has changed the rules....others, namely polygamists, want "marriage equality" too. Social political movement often travel in directions the original "movers" never intended.Am I making my point?