Originally Posted by SouthernTrailsGA View Post
Not saying I am for it. Just curious.....
In the "Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness" why cannot a man have two wives or a woman have two husbands?
As long as it is a committed relationship, it should be OK, correct?
Just to play devils advocate......... why not? Sure, marriage has traditionally been between two, but three (or more) could be beneficial. Two people out making money, someone home with the kids. These "ways of life" are nothing new, only taboo for OUR culture. Plenty of animals live this way and I'm sure humans didn't always live by the pair mentality. I'm not for, but not against it either.
Honestly, I feel like the argument of "Well if we allow gays to marry then people can marry their dogs, cousins (another cultural taboo), and children". We are talking about two consenting adults
. Not a dog who doesn't can't understand the higher concept of what it is to me in a committed, romantic relationship, not a child who can't give consent, and not two people who will produce children with various genetic mutations.
It's like coming at horse slaughter with the idea of "Wow, if they allow horse slaughter I bet dogs and cats are next!!!". I doubt in 1000 years dogs or cats will EVER be slaughtered. Why, because there will be such a HUGE out cry. It's not within out cultural norms, just like incest, having sex with children and marry your cousins violate or sense of what is right.
Also, I don't see ANY out cry from ANYONE in that area. Why? Because it's wrong, not just wrong for religious reasons, just morally wrong by any standard in the United states. Untillpeople start fighting for those rights I DOUBT we will have to worry about them.