posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 12:43 AM
reply to post by SBMcG
I suppose each country must decide for themselves, but in South Africa we've had legal gay marriage since 2006, and the same restrictions apply as to
the original Marriage Act for heterosexuals (that is, you cannot marry an ancestor or descendent, a relative like a sibling or uncle, aunt or nephew,
and you also cannot marry an ancestor or descendent of a former spouse).
Polygamy has always been accepted in African tradition, and has been provided for legal by the Customary Marriages Act of 1998.
In fact, our current President, Jacob Zuma, has 4 current wives.
One unofficial guess is that he has 20 children.
Now that's what one could call a "real" heterosexual.
I've seen these programs of polygamists who have to run from the law in the US, and I'm not referring to fundamentalists with child brides, but
fairly normal families who deeply choose to live this lifestyle.
There's no reason why polygamy cannot be an egalitarian adult choice, just as monogamy can include violent patriarchy.
Until now we have not had demands for all kinds of bestiality and weird things.