if we're "discriminating" against the gays, shouldn't we allow polygamy and other forms of relationships?
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Here's the deal- gay marriage and polygamy are not the same thing at all. Marriage- gay or straight- is about committing to ONE person for the rest of your life. Polygamy is, by nature, committing to multiple relationships. Two totally different things- you can't argue that if gay marriage is legal, polygamy should be. One is about the the gender of the two people in the relationship and the other one is about the NUMBER of people in the relationship. Apples and oranges my friend...
Personally, I wouldn't care all that much if polygamy were legalized provided there were some guidelines- mainly that for your second,third, fourth etc. marriages to be legal, all of your current spouses must sign off on having knowledge of them. I know that's complicated legally, but I think they should have to know about it and make the decision if they want to be part of it. And of course, all the same age requirements as a monogamous marriage should apply. That's the biggest problem I see with polygamous religious sects now- many of them have child brides which I disagree with no matter WHAT kind of marriage it is.
I'm cool with it as long as it's between consenting adults- not my style, but whatever floats your boat.1