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    Should Polygamy be legalised?

    A friend mentioned this programme he was watching called Big Love (something about Mormons). It got me thinking about Polygamy here in the UK. Why shouldn't it be allowed if someone has the means to support two families to have two partners in marriage as long as everyone is in consent?

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    But why, if they aren't hurting anyone?

    GF is always very direct.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    A friend mentioned this programme he was watching called Big Love (something about Mormons). It got me thinking about Polygamy here in the UK. Why shouldn't it be allowed if someone has the means to support two families to have two partners in marriage as long as everyone is in consent?
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    It's legal in India for Muslims, but not for other religions. But i don't really think it should be legal for anybody unless there is real gender equality all over the world, otherwise it leads to more oppresion of Women.

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    Yeah have to agree, the whole 'if all parties consent' is bizarre really

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    If all the parties consent, I don't have a problem with it. I am not for telling women what is best for them. If you want to convince them that it's bad - go and talk to them and convince them. Otherwise, if you'e an adult and want to do it, it really does not matter to me. I am against laws banning the burqa - which is a law that people claim 'protects' women. I don't believe in restricting someone's ability to do something because someone else thinks it's bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Yeah have to agree, the whole 'if all parties consent' is bizarre really
    Not really. There are circumstances where this particular arrangement is made. There are real examples out there where the couple could not have children and therefore decided to opt for polygamy instead of adoption or IVF, etc.

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    Would you support polyandry as well as polygyny? If not, then this is fundamentally a non-starter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    Not really. There are circumstances where this particular arrangement is made. There are real examples out there where the couple could not have children and therefore decided to opt for polygamy instead of adoption or IVF, etc.
    And people can readily be bullied into giving their consent if this option existed.

    I reckon it's okay in some kind of utopian theory, but given humanity's innate general bubbling along level of ****ness and depravity, it can't work in reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    Not really. There are circumstances where this particular arrangement is made. There are real examples out there where the couple could not have children and therefore decided to opt for polygamy instead of adoption or IVF, etc.
    Eh?

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    I'm guessing polyandry is the technical term for letting the woman have as much **** as she wants?

    Because I was going to say pretty much the same, only slightly more crudely.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Would you support polyandry as well as polygyny? If not, then this is fundamentally a non-starter.
    Yea, I would (I know the question wasn't directed at me).

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    And people can readily be bullied into giving their consent if this option existed.

    I reckon it's okay in some kind of utopian theory, but given humanity's innate general bubbling along level of ****ness and depravity, it can't work in reality.

    People can and are often bullied into traditional marriage as well - that does not mean you should be against that. I think if you want to work against that, you can at an individual level (by convincing them) but I don't think it's right to impose your morality on other people. My views on religion are well known but I would never presume to restrict people's ability to practice their beliefs (as long as it doesn't hurt others) by force of law.

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    Not really. There are circumstances where this particular arrangement is made. There are real examples out there where the couple could not have children and therefore decided to opt for polygamy instead of adoption or IVF, etc.
    That's a weird justification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Yeah have to agree, the whole 'if all parties consent' is bizarre really
    Why? Isn't that the central point? If they truly do consent (in which case you're removed the argument put forth by HBS/Cevno), why should you restrict other's peoples ability to live as they wish, since it has no impact on your life?

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