posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 12:58 PM
Originally posted by WolfofWar
If banning gay marriage is unconstitutional, should banning bigamy and polygamy also be unconstitutional as well?
Currently people are allowed to be married as long as its to someone of the opposite sex not related to them. People are not currently allowed to be
married to multiple people at all, so wouldn't it be a better question to ask 'should a person be allowed to marry whomever they want?'
I am a man.
Can I marry a woman not related to me?
Can I marry a man not related to me?
Can I marry my sister? my mother?
Can I marry my brother? my father?
To be clear, I am in the camp that doesn't care what other people do. If someone wants to marry the same sex, fine. If someone wants to marry their
cousin, fine. I am viewing 'marriage' as a legal contract between two people allowing them all the 'benefits' that are currently provided to
married couples in this country.
The plural marriage is a different issue in my opinion. The way our social systems are currently setup would (and do) allow people to exploit the
system via plural marriage. If these fraud type issues were fixed, I would see no problem with plural marriage.