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originally posted by: okrian
What does gay marriage have to do with this? Gay marriage is still just between TWO consenting adults. And still has the same relationship dynamics as a monogamous male/female marriage/partnership. More blame and baiting being thrown around for no good reason.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
We have both monogamy and polygamy in our evolutionary heritage.
Gibbons are monogamous; chimpanzees are not; we humans are both.
I don't think any real science exists as to why.
Guesses? Monogamy reduces infanticide on the part of rival males. Females find good nurturers as monogamous partners.
And in recent human culture, limiting access to sexual partners and tying that restriction into religious ritual is another way organized religion has maintained control over populations.
originally posted by: MysterX
a reply to: ATODASO
Will multi-partner marriages going to be a thing?
Not in my bloody house they won't be! For a marriage to mean anything at all, other than a tax break or way to divvy up assets, it should be between two people only.
Don't care if that's a 'conventional' or 'unconventional' two, it's the oaths and vows between two that are sacred.
More than two...it's not a marriage more than it is a state sanctioned gang bang or something.
originally posted by: ATODASO
meanwhile, in brazil, three women were recently wed in a civil union arrangement.
They also have a better chance now of making good on their plan to create a three-parent family, Leitao said.
"Our union is the fruit of love," the unnamed businesswoman in the trio told the daily O Globo.
"We are preparing for my pregnancy.... The legalization is a way for the baby and for us to not end up abandoned and penniless. We want to enjoy the same maternal rights that everyone else has."
it can't be denied that even in the wealthiest nations, raising a child on a single income is impossible for the vast majority, and two-income families are barely scratching by. as people continue to work harder, longer, and for less money, child-rearing becomes less and less of a viable prospect for many couples. here in canada, there is a very vocal polyamorous community, and there have been several legal battles over the issue of civil unions and parental rights for polyamorous couples. many argue that raising a child in a three-or more income family benefits everyone involved.
i can't imagine sharing her for any reason, practical or otherwise.
it's hard to say what kind of impact a multiple-parent family would have on a kid, or society at large, as there's little to no data, but a lot of people are concerned over the disintegration of the family unit.
what do you guys think?
originally posted by: [post=19987349]crazyewok[post]
Long as its between contenting adults I see it no buisness of the goverment how many spouses you have.
If I want five wifes then bloody let me.
originally posted by: NerdGoddess
Honestly IDK why it isn't already allowed.
I'm a firm believer that out of the billions of people on this planet, there is no way that there is only one right person for everyone....
I have room in my heart to love many :/
originally posted by: eletheia
... there must have been a man involved somewhere, mustn't there?
I don't get your economics .... If all adults are bringing in an average income, there wont be any surplus, and if one is bringing in a lot morethan the others, wont they expect more and better because they are putting more into the kitty?
LOL!! So you are already aware of the perils of emotional"sharing"
originally posted by: crazyewok
Why is it abnormal?
And why is it the government's buisness?
Why does it even effect you?