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Do you suppose legal poligamy and bigotry will follow as a civil right, the marriage of groups?  and how large of groups?  we all have rights to do anything related to sex if we're concenting adults, or do we?



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Posts: 0 | Posted: 06:54 AM on August 31, 2003 | IP
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No, I do not. Marriage, regardless of whether is be between a man and woman, man and man, or woman and woman, remains as a commitment between two people. No more, no less.
 


Posts: 4 | Posted: 10:30 PM on March 10, 2004 | IP
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No, I do not. Marriage, regardless of whether is be between a man and woman, man and man, or woman and woman, remains as a commitment between two people. No more, no less.


How do you know it will stay that way?
 


Posts: 20 | Posted: 01:48 AM on March 23, 2004 | IP
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How do you know it won't?  

What is being fought here is the legal issues between partners.  No more, no less.  No one is fighting for the rights for one man to marry 20 women and still be given the same rights as everyone else.  This has nothing to do with homosexuality.  Most of these cases are on religious beliefs.  State governments have already made most of these illegal anyway.
 


Posts: 73 | Posted: 1:58 PM on March 23, 2004 | IP
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Hey, if the Supreme Court will strike down sodomy laws to open the door to homosexual marriage, then other laws could potentially be struck down to allow polygamy . . .

Or the legal definition of marriage could be readjusted and allow different forms of marriage . . .

You never know with these things.
 


Posts: 20 | Posted: 2:52 PM on March 23, 2004 | IP
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The only thing that I see the federal government doing is allowing gay marriage and requiring that each state follow this law.  From there the states will set their own rules, such as what consitutes a partnership/union.

I don't think they will go as far to allow "forms" of marriage.  There is one and only one type of marriage, the union between TWO people.

 


Posts: 73 | Posted: 3:34 PM on March 23, 2004 | IP
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The problem with assuming that polygamy will never be legalized is that there are religious groups, such as the Mormons, who believe that they have a religious right to polygamy. These groups are currently trying to have the 1879 ruling against polygamy overturned and have polygamy legalized based on their religious beliefs. They are using the First Amendment, which gives people the freedom of religion, as their basis for legalizing polygamy. They also feel that they are being discriminated/persecuted against because of their beliefs. So, the problem with allowing homosexuals to marry is that it opens the door for polygamist as well due to their religious beliefs.

The question lies with where do you draw the line in defining marriage and why.
 


Posts: 19 | Posted: 4:17 PM on March 24, 2004 | IP
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Quote from LuckyGal at 4:17 PM on March 24, 2004 :
The problem with assuming that polygamy will never be legalized is that there are religious groups, such as the Mormons, who believe that they have a religious right to polygamy. These groups are currently trying to have the 1879 ruling against polygamy overturned and have polygamy legalized based on their religious beliefs. They are using the First Amendment, which gives people the freedom of religion, as their basis for legalizing polygamy. They also feel that they are being discriminated/persecuted against because of their beliefs. So, the problem with allowing homosexuals to marry is that it opens the door for polygamist as well due to their religious beliefs.

The question lies with where do you draw the line in defining marriage and why.


If they feel it is a religious right, then we have no place telling them what they can and can not do with that religion.  In this case, religion will be the sole issue.   Again, what we can do is create laws that recognize this marriage.  Opening the door for homosexuals does not automatically mean all will pass through.  Homosexuals are not debating this on religious grounds.  They are debating this on human rights.  These are two different doors.  If we are using your system, then rights for heterosexuals to marry opened the door for gays to marry.  Without heterosexuals first being married, gays wouldn't have known of the concept.

 


Posts: 73 | Posted: 02:20 AM on March 26, 2004 | IP
    
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