Can gay marriage really lead to polyg...

Can gay marriage really lead to polygamy?

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“Commander & Chef”

Since: Sep 11

Saint Marys, GA

#1 Jun 29, 2013
Full Title: Can gay marriage really lead to polygamy? Polygamists seem to think so.

TheBlaze.com
by Meredith Jessup

Immediately following the Supreme Court’s ruling this week, conservative radio host Glenn Beck warned that legalized polygamy wouldn’t be far behind.“If you change one variable — man and a woman to man and man, and woman and woman,” he said,“you cannot then tell me that you cannot logically tell me you can’t change the other variable: one man, three women. One woman, four men.”

Many gay marriage supporters scoff at the notion, declaring that no such thing could ever happen. But if that’s the case, no one apparently told the polygamists.

According to the Daily Mail, they’re pretty darned excited about the ruling:

‘I was very glad,’ polygamist Anne Wilde told Buzzfeed in the aftermath of the rulings.‘The nuclear family, with a dad and a mom and two or three kids, is not the majority anymore.’

She added that many people in polygamous relationships were not in fact seeking the right to marry, but wanted to ensure that they were safe from prosecution.

Joe Darger, a man from Utah who has three wives, said the court ‘has taken a step in correcting some inequality, and that’s certainly something that’s going to trickle down and impact us’.

Anita Wagner Illig, a leading polygamy activist as head of the group Practical Polyamory, told U.S. News & World Report that gay-rights campaigners had set a welcome precedent.

‘We polyamorists are grateful to our brothers and sisters for blazing the marriage equality trail,’ she said.

‘I would absolutely want to seek multi-partner marriage – it would eliminate a common challenge polyamorists face when two [people] are legally married and others in their group relationships aren’t part of that marriage.’

Love is love — right, Mr. President?

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So please explain to me again how legalizing homosexual marriage won't completely devalue marriage? As I stated before the Supreme Court ruled, when the definition is, "Because I want it.", then there is no limit to claims as to what constitutes a valid marriage.

This SC decision will rank with the Dred Scott v. Sandford decision as one of the worst on record. I guess the only thing left is to amend the Constitution. Fortunately the states can do that without the Federal Government.
Scarlett Wainwright

Dallas, TX

#2 Jun 29, 2013
We shall see.
pearl

Salt Lake City, UT

#3 Jun 30, 2013
Out here in Utah, the land of Mormons and polygamists, it is religion that pushes for multiple wives, gay people, not so much.
Tommy

Grayson, GA

#4 Jun 30, 2013
I'm not into polygamy but I don't see a problem with it for those that are.
Yep

Mcdonough, GA

#5 Jun 30, 2013
Lone Palm, I have to ask, are you opposed to gay marraige based on Biblical teachings about homosexuality?

“Commander & Chef”

Since: Sep 11

Saint Marys, GA

#6 Jun 30, 2013
Yep wrote:
Lone Palm, I have to ask, are you opposed to gay marraige based on Biblical teachings about homosexuality?
No. I don't like people who do object to it on those grounds being dismissed, demeaned, and degraded because they do.
Tommy

Grayson, GA

#7 Jun 30, 2013
LonePalm wrote:
<quoted text>
No. I don't like people who do object to it on those grounds being dismissed, demeaned, and degraded because they do.
Huh?

“Commander & Chef”

Since: Sep 11

Saint Marys, GA

#8 Jun 30, 2013
Tommy wrote:
<quoted text>Huh?
What part did you not understand?
angela

Grayson, GA

#9 Jun 30, 2013
LonePalm wrote:
<quoted text>
What part did you not understand?
what part of the sentence made sense is a better question?

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