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After the courts ram gay marriage down our throats.


Interesting word choice, dude.



What part of two same gender adults enjoying the same contractual protections and obligations as you and your assumed spouse impacts your daily existence?
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What part of two same gender adults enjoying the same contractual protections and obligations as you and your assumed spouse impacts your daily existence?
Give me one good legal reason why polygamists should not be given the same privileges under the equal protection clause?
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Marriage to multiple partners is illegal in our country. Marriage to a single partner is not. Does that help to lift the fog from your eyes?

If a majority of Americans want to make polygamy a legal option for all Americans, then so be it. Laws can be changed as society deems fit.

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Give me one good legal reason why polygamists should not be given the same privileges under the equal protection clause?
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Give me one good legal reason why polygamists should not be given the same privileges under the equal protection clause?
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If the SCOTUS chooses to apply Amendment 14 and strike down the Calif proposition, it will depend on what the protections/privileges of the law with regards to marriage (or whatever you want to call it) are. I would think the benefits of dependency and survivorship are it, and I think an argument could be made that polygamists could be denied multiple marriages without losing those benefits (ie - they'd have the same right to 1 as everybody).

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Marriage to multiple partners is illegal in our country. Marriage to a single partner is not. Does that help to lift the fog from your eyes?

If a majority of Americans want to make polygamy a legal option for all Americans, then so be it. Laws can be changed as society deems fit.
Everytime gay marriage has been put to a vote here in Kalifornia, it's lost. So public opinion has nothing to do with it. Still waiting for one good legal reason why, under the equal protection clause, polygamist should not bee allowed to marry as many fellow polygamists as they want. Why should they be denied that protection under the Constitution? Try getting away from your hatred of Christians in general and Mormons in particular. Why shouldn't Muslims be allowed to freely practice their religion and have multiple wife's? As long as the women are ok with it, what business is it of yours. What part of multiple partners adults enjoying the same contractual protections and obligations as you and your assumed spouse impacts your daily existence?
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I can only suggest that you revisit Post 253. Repeat until comprehension is achieved. If the legal vs. illegal thing is what confounds you, I'm really not sure I can help...

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Everytime gay marriage has been put to a vote here in Kalifornia, it's lost. So public opinion has nothing to do with it. Still waiting for one good legal reason why, under the equal protection clause, polygamist should not bee allowed to marry as many fellow polygamists as they want. Why should they be denied that protection under the Constitution? Try getting away from your hatred of Christians in general and Mormons in particular. Why shouldn't Muslims be allowed to freely practice their religion and have multiple wife's? As long as the women are ok with it, what business is it of yours. What part of multiple partners adults enjoying the same contractual protections and obligations as you and your assumed spouse impacts your daily existence?
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Tradition.
Tradition means nothing. Traditionally we had judges that ruled on the law. Now we have judges that rule on their innermost feelings and great empathy. So, once again. After the Pandoras box has been opened and marriage has been redefined as now being between same sex couples. If the SCOTUS grants equal protection to gay marriage, by what right do we deny equal protection to polygamists?
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Still waiting for one good legal reason why, under the equal protection clause, polygamist should not bee allowed to marry as many fellow polygamists as they want.
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If the SCOTUS grants equal protection to gay marriage, by what right do we deny equal protection to polygamists?
Objection – asked and answered, several times.

Either as noted you’re too dense to understand or you don’t want to accept the answer because as someone who hates gays it disallows your ploy to link same sex marriage with a practice which is illegal in all states.
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