Yes. You do realize same sex marriage had it's detractors just like you describe are against poly marriage?<quoted text>
The difference is, the most visible proponents of Polygamy, USE polygamy as their excuse to commit these crimes against young women and children.
I am not saying it is correct that all polygamy should be associated because of this issue, it is not correct.
I am saying this is an image obstacle that needs to be overcome before progress can be made on this subject, as it will be near impossible to gain public support until there are more responsible people in the forefront of the issue, the imminent overturn of Prop 8 will have no effect on that part of the issue.
You do realize that same sex marriage would not have gained the progress it has without widespread public support, right or wrong... that is indeed the case, it needed, and had the support.
And you do realize public support was not very common in the early days of SSM just a few short years ago?
You do realize how fast public support can come by eliminating ignorance and prejudice with education?