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Is Polygamy the Next Gay Marriage?

We see by your response that my post flew right over your head. You must have strained very hard to come up with such irrelevant responses.  (1 hr ago | post #8092)

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Gay man forced to have sex with his MOTHER and lesbians r...

It's amazing how you and Josh keep bringing up these really abnormal sexual fantasies. Are you two boyfriends?  (1 hr ago | post #18)

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Is Polygamy the Next Gay Marriage?

Krauthammer never has been known for logical rigor. The fact is that any number GREATER than two would be arbitrary. Some of the Mideastern countries that practice polygamy limit a man to four wives (and a wife to one husband). Now that is clearly arbitrary. Only two can provide symmetry of the relationship that Americans value in marriage. Each partner is responsible to himself and his one spouse. Anyone who's ever been part of a clique knows that groups tend to divide on fault lines. That's why I admire people who make their polygamous relationships work. It's not easy to show fairness respect for the odd man (or woman) out in a disagreement. It can be done, but I don't think everyone can do it. We often have the simplest and most universal solution shoved on us. Moral leaders may very well fear that people will get themselves into trouble if they participate in relationships that are too difficult to navigate. Better to tell them to stick to the simple model and never stray. I don't recommend alternative living arrangements for everyone. Neither do I condemn those who experiment with those alternatives--even if the arrangements fail. I think it's absolutely delightful when people stumble upon solutions that work rather than be bound by convention. But nothing in my experience suggests that people in these group relationships have coherent needs that they wish to be addressed through legal recognition.  (3 hrs ago | post #8079)

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Gay man forced to have sex with his MOTHER and lesbians r...

That's okay, Josh. We don't believe your name is Josh. Nor that you're straight.  (14 hrs ago | post #2)

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Proposal for 'Straight Pride' club spurs calls for training

It was almost 90 and very high humidity yesterday. It's in the low fifties and raining today and the next few. . .  (Sunday | post #36)

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Proposal for 'Straight Pride' club spurs calls for training

I am very much in favor of allowing any group to meet and to express their views. That right is guaranteed by the Constitution. As you pointed out, civil rights movements relied on their freedom of association. The question arises, however, whether government or private organizations--suc h as colleges and high schools--must support such groups with the resources entrusted to them. Gay groups had been excluded for many years until sufficient acceptance arose. I personally see nothing wrong with the straight pride group. Unless they intend to harass and intimidate other groups, let them form. My guess is the three organizers will be brutally embarrassed by the lack of interest and the degree of ridicule. They will merely highlight what losers they are.  (Sunday | post #34)

Gay/Lesbian

Is Polygamy the Next Gay Marriage?

Good to know. All those closet cases with wives-for-show needn't worry about having their Grindr accounts exposed.  (Sunday | post #7988)

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Researcher accused of fraud in gay marriage study respond...

Pansy.  (Saturday | post #29)

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Is Polygamy the Next Gay Marriage?

Most of the time, it's consensual between the adulterers. When it's not, it's called rape. That is illegal.  (Saturday May 30 | post #7979)

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Illinois Senate sends Rauner ban on gay conversion therap...

Of course therapy is the best solution. If you prefer a dead child to a gay child.  (Friday May 29 | post #3)

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Is Polygamy the Next Gay Marriage?

Err. . . the Lawrence decision. Sorry.  (Friday May 29 | post #7941)

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Is Polygamy the Next Gay Marriage?

I don't think any state could enforce such a prohibition on private, consensual, adult conduct. Not since Bowers.  (Friday May 29 | post #7940)

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Gay Hotelier Who Hosted Ted Cruz Meeting Also Donated $2,...

Wait! Do you mean a rich Republican donor lied to us? Unbelievable! And he's trying to wriggle out with more lies? Absolutely in credible. This is only the second time today I've heard of such a thing.  (Friday May 29 | post #3)

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Obama to 5-Year-Old Gay Marriage Advocate: 'Couldn't Agre...

I know Foxy is just spinning. I know even he can't believe his BS. I worry about other readers, though.  (Friday May 29 | post #66)

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Is Polygamy the Next Gay Marriage?

Other than divorce proceedings, does anyone care how the state defines adultery? If a same-sex couple is getting divorced and one spouse claims the other committed adultery, do you think the judge will be sympathetic to the argument you just made? As of now, same-sex couples married in one state can, indeed, states that refuse to recognize those marriages will happily issue marriage licenses to either spouse and an opposite-sex fiancee. This would put the bigamous spouse in violation, however, of the Morrill Ant-Bigamy Act. So the feds would probably prosecute unless the first marriage is dissolved. This is why we need a uniform law across all states and territories.  (Friday May 29 | post #7866)

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