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Her comparison actually does work. In both cases people have banned others from making personal decisions about who they are allowed to marry. The only difference is that one lifestyle is no longer as taboo as it once was.
Polygamy does not contribute to genetic problems. There is no scientific reason to believe that it does. It isn't like all women will only marry one man and result in massive inbreeding as everyone marries their half siblings. lol
As far as sexual exploitation, or it effecting the economy that has to do with the inequity of wealth, and has nothing to do with being able to marry more than one person. In a society where wealth is more evenly distributed, polygamy could be legal and largely unnoticed, as most would simply choose not to participate in it.
Legally speaking marriage doesn't have the same meaning it once did. It isn't like one guy will marry 50 women so they can all be on his health insurance. After all everyone has to have insurance now and can even get it provided for them if they can't afford it, so legal aspects like that simply don't apply anymore. At this point marriage is more of a personal decision than something that effects society.
Telling someone they can't marry who they want is running their personal lives. Making any aspect of someones personal life turned into a crime they can be arrested for is wrong. What consenting adults choose to do is their own business.
I would prefer if the government just stopped recognizing any form of marriage and left marriage up entirely to the people that want to be married to define their own relationship.0