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To: scripter
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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To: maryz
Group marriage... what a way to confuse children. Keeping marriage between one man and one woman is the best environment for kids. I know this steps on many toes, but divorce just sucks for children. Today it's a way of life and is nearly expected, and that grieves my heart.
21 posted on 04/23/2004 8:19:02 AM PDT by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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