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Those who said this wouldn't happen, both freepers and non-freepers, were apparently wrong. While polygamy isn't yet legal, the push for it apparently now has more merit.

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1 posted on 04/23/2004 7:21:17 AM PDT by scripter
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Related to Lawrence v. Texas, ping
2 posted on 04/23/2004 7:22:13 AM PDT by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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People who want to marry their sister/brother/dog are next in line...
3 posted on 04/23/2004 7:23:42 AM PDT by 2banana (They want to die for Islam and we want to kill them)
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Of course Santorum was vilified for saying that Lawrence would bring on exactly what it has brought on -- court imposed gay marriage, and soon, court-imposed polygamy and polyandry.
4 posted on 04/23/2004 7:24:29 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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Perhaps the sword could be used to cut both ways. IF the courts would uphold traditional marrage (heterosexual) as a compelling state interest, then that decision could be applied AGAINST homosexual 'marrage' on the same basis.
5 posted on 04/23/2004 7:26:21 AM PDT by Godzilla (Native of Tropical Montana)
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This will get really interesting when a Muslim challenges laws against polygamy.
10 posted on 04/23/2004 7:37:20 AM PDT by nomorelurker (wetraginhell)
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Those who said this wouldn't happen, both freepers and non-freepers, were apparently wrong. While polygamy isn't yet legal, the push for it apparently now has more merit.

When I've heard the claim that gay marriage wouldn't lead to legalization of polygamy, all I could think of was that polygamy has a far greater claim. I believe it was the norm in much of the ancient world, and is still observed in at least some Muslim countries. No society has ever had gay marriage.

I saw a little thing in the paper (I thought it was today's paper, but I can't find it) about some people pushing for "group marriage," i.e., not polygamy or polyandry, but sort of open-ended, for people who are married but want to branch out without being considered unfaithful. A woman quoted in the piece (just a short one; not much more than a paragraph) said she herself has two "OSOPs" (other significant other persons) besides her husband.

13 posted on 04/23/2004 7:44:11 AM PDT by maryz
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The penultimate statement about bigamy was made by none other than Oscar Wilde.
14 posted on 04/23/2004 7:47:46 AM PDT by George Smiley (Is the RKBA still a right if you have to get the government's permission before you can exercise it?)
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The monogamy movement in recent history is a cousin to communism. The real reason behind it is that rich and powerful guys married many wives, and left the poor weak guys with no women. The egalitarian movement was started to allow for equality. Since men/women ratio is essentially 50/50, if a one man marries 100 wives like the King of Saudi Arabia, or 1000 wives like King Solomon, that takes away from the pool of available women.

Polygamy has been around for thousands of years in all kinds of cultures, and it can be a solution to the current divorce crises. I submit for discussion: When women get too focused on children, and neglect their sexual duty towards their husbands (having headaches!), then husbands can bring in a competition a new wife. The old wife, and her children will stay in the family, and the new women will provide sexual void for the guy. I know all that crap about the women libs, which are going to scream "how about women having more husbands"! I think if a girl is in need of sex as frequently as a guy, and her husband does not want to provide it, SHE CAN HAVE AS MANY HUSBANDS AS SHE WANTS! The reality is very few girls on this planet have such a high drive.

15 posted on 04/23/2004 7:48:50 AM PDT by philosofy123
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Does this mean that I will be able to marry, Herbert, my pet turtle? Actually, he's a lawn ornament, but I have had him for so many years, he seems real..... and I think he feels the same about me.

Will I be able to get reparations from my first 2 wives??? Will I be required to actually dig them back up again?

If we will be allowed to marry the dead too, I want to be the first to tie the knot with Elvis....!!!

Wow..my ceramic turtle, my ex-wives and Elvis....I feel so liberated and free....oh happy, happy day!!!
17 posted on 04/23/2004 7:51:35 AM PDT by Gator113
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Get ready for the storm...
19 posted on 04/23/2004 8:12:59 AM PDT by jcb8199
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Dr James Dobson from Focus on the Family has been saying this would happen for a couple of years now. Downward Spiral.
24 posted on 04/23/2004 8:27:03 AM PDT by Delbert
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Hey consenting adults who can argue with that

Makes more sense than homosexual marriages
28 posted on 04/23/2004 8:41:28 AM PDT by uncbob
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There is a much stronger case for polygamy IMHO. There are several religions that either do, or have, endorse and encourage it. As such, one could easily argue it is at least as reasonable as allowing the use of Peyote in tribal religious ceremonies, which is already a protected practice.
30 posted on 04/23/2004 8:50:35 AM PDT by sharktrager (The greatest strength of our Republic is that the people get the government they deserve.)
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Don't get me wrong here, but who on earth would want more than one wife?
32 posted on 04/23/2004 9:03:06 AM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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Well, Justice Scalia predicted these things would follow, but was dismissed as a paranoid kook.
33 posted on 04/23/2004 9:04:48 AM PDT by Paulie
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FWIW - this is what we all predicted!
39 posted on 04/23/2004 9:49:23 AM PDT by LiteKeeper
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Once the door has been opened for one kind of 'other' it cannot legally be closed to any other kind of 'other'. There would be no grounds for it.
40 posted on 04/23/2004 9:49:28 AM PDT by Lizavetta (Savage is right - extreme liberalism is a mental disorder.)
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To: *Homosexual Agenda; EdReform; scripter; GrandMoM; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; ...
Homosexual Agenda Ping + Rick Santorum was right Alert.

Those who scorned Santorum's words are proven wrong, wrong, wrong. And if anyone thinks that this is the end of sexual weirdness jumping on the Lawrence bandwagon, you are also wrong.

Actually, polygamy has more going for it than homosexual "marriage", at least there's a historical and scriptural precedent. Although still, I think the co-wives weren't too happy about it. Considering today's no-fault divorce, non-marital sex and broken homes, adding legalized polygamy to the mix will only hasten the complete breakdown of society.

Let me know if anyone wants on/off this pinglist.

(If polygamists just stayed "in the closet" and quit "marrying" 15 year old cousins who are also their aunts, people would probably leave them alone!)
41 posted on 04/23/2004 9:51:23 AM PDT by little jeremiah (...men of intemperate minds can not be free. Their passions forge their fetters.)
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If government's purpose is to secure domestic tranquility, how can that possibly be achieved allowing men to have more than one wife at a time? < grin >

OTOH, think of all the "societies" that "allow" polygamy and their status in world affairs. Comparatively speaking, is that what we REALLY want of America?
46 posted on 04/23/2004 12:23:46 PM PDT by azhenfud ("He who is always looking up seldom finds others' lost change...")
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Exactly. Why should heterophobes get to have all the fun?
50 posted on 04/23/2004 1:24:33 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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