Re: Do you support Gay Marriage?
1. It's obvious that group marriage is quite different than a two-person marriage. I don't see how anyone could deny this.
2. There are pragmatic legal issues concerning group marriage. Current law can easily accommodate a two-person same-sex marriage. But if more people are added into the equation, then many laws/benefits would have to be changed.
3. The most cogent argument for same-sex marriage doesn't rely on the truth of the premise that "people should be able to marry whomever they love". It relies on the premises that same-sex marriage (and homosexuality) isn't inherently harmful and denying same-sex marriage rights is denying a group of people (gay people) equal rights. I don't believe that an equal rights argument can be made w.r.t. polygamous marriage.
I do support polygamous marriage. But there seems to be a (widely held) belief that one's support of same-sex marriage commits them to supporting polygamous marriage. That's not at all true.
There are many places in the world where there is polygamy and they seem to have no problem with setting their laws to accommodate same.
I'm for anybody getting married who wants to get married and that includes close relatives.
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