I see no reason why not.
The government has no (legitimate) interest in preventing polygamy.
why not? just boosts the odds of being able to find the one person youre meant to be with. if afterwords you only want them, divorce the others
If people want to live together they will so you might as well let them get married. But make a marriage that wasn't signed off on by the other spouses a grounds for divorce.
As long as all parties are consenting and know what they're getting into, and legal arrangements are set up for how property and such are divided in the case of divorce, why not?
While I myself have wouldn't marry more than one person, there's really no reason to limit it to one. If all parties involved are okay with it, then I say it should be allowed.
I firmly believe that you can love more than one person. and that it should be legal for multiple people to marry one person. How ever it would have to be an agreement to all of the people they are all married to each other in one binding marriage. If all the people agree you can divorce just one person
As long as every participant is of age, and willing, and accepting of the shared relationship, then I see no reason why not.
There is nothing inherently wrong with polygamy. I can see no reason that restrictions should be imposed upon multiple consenting adults if they wish to be married.
There's really no point in preventing it. Polygamists are going to be living the lifestyle anyway.
Why Not? No one cares about marriage anymore; cheat, get divorced, marry same sex. Might as well legalize bestiality and incest while your at.
Can we not take our own personal religious beliefs on what goes on in our government? If a person wants to marry multiple people (let it be a homo/heterosexual relationships) so be it.
If you love more than one person, sure, why the hell not. Marriage is an ancient custom made up by tribe leaders to seal land deals anyways.
If it is 100% consensual. Polygamy isnt about consent, but being a polyamourous person consents. SO.
limit 4, and meet all requirements.
You should be married to one person and one person only if you feel the need to get married to more then one person you are not ready for marriage and you know nothing about love if you really love someone and want to be with them for the rest of your life you wouldn't think about getting married to more then one person
I don't want to share a man with other women. Hell no, get yourself one.
What Leojm said :)
This one is hard for me. Marriage is directly between one person and another person. Even the commitment you are agreeing to essentially entails that you are with that person and only that person for life. If you wanted to say is it okay to have a threesome if your Wife condones it, then that would be acceptable because both parties agree and it is not risking the foundation of marriage itself. Marriage is a commitment between two people. Not man and woman, it can very will be a man and another man, or a woman and another woman. The vows you take emphasize, that you are committed that person only though. So outside of marriage if both parties agree that it is okay to sex around, that is their choice. With the actual act of polygamy, I would say no though.
Marriage= 1 man, 1 womon
Polygamy is horrible and will surely invoke God's wrath. Besides, what kind of person would want to share their spouse with multiple other people. It's sickening.
We need to stop destroying the purpose of marriage.
It would be chaos for more than one woman to share a man. Chaos.
Marriage is a social agreement to exclusively be in a relationship with some other person that you are deeply in love with, and who dearly loves you. Not just '1 man, 1 woman', two individuals who are in love. It's a pair bond. *Pair* bond. Having this exclusive pair bond contain more than two individuals kind of misses the point.
Of the many reasons, this time I'll go with this: jealousy-based murders which are guaranteed to ensue. One may say, "Oh, but they know they are one of two wives going into it, so it's safer than say, cheating", but no. The legal documentation of two wives only makes the desire to compete higher since the knowledge of one another is definitely present.
Marriage has been defined as the joining of two people. Just leave it at that. It'll get too complicated
You do realize there will be men without wives if that happens.
If they are granted LEGAL marriage rights they have the right to adopt. I don't want any adopted children in anything but a warm, stable, nuclear family.
I can see why some individuals believe that it isn't that big of a deal to be married to more than one person but lets consider a few things: People marry more than once for various reasons. It can be because they are divorced or separated with their spouses. It could be because they are not satisfied with their partners sexually. It could also be because they could not get on with their life with their current partner and that being with another is the only resolution. In any case, when a legal separation or annulment is not granted, marrying another is still against the law. Is there any law allowing a man to marry another woman? The law differs from one country to another. In fact, religion plays a vital role in this issue. For Muslims, they are allowed to marry more than one woman for a long as they treat their wives equally. In the Mormon Church, polygamy was allowed by its founder, Joseph Smith. He even said that having multiple wives at the same time is divine. There could be countless reasons why men marry too many times in their lives and it’s just sad to know why women allows this thing to happen and still have the love in their hearts with their husbands (But, this is just my opinion). If you are in a polygamous relationship and you are a woman, psychological problems may be present and this would include, loss of appetite that will lead to weight loss, depression and mood swings. Different people have different beliefs, traditions and culture and while some may be shocked knowing a friend of them is a polygamous, some may just shrug it off and say, “so what?”
No, it is an ancient school of thought to marry more than one person.
I don't believe that having more than one spouse is right. Another thing I am Mormon we do not practice polygamy! Marriage should be two people it doesn't matter gender I don't judge
No! It would completely destroy the point of marriage. Marriage is supposed to be a vow that you love this ONE person more than anything in the world!
No destroys marriage. Women's rights and equality are stake. Your giving one man a bunch of women reducing each women's importance. PATHETIC IF YOU ASK ME.
I don't think it's right, but the government doesn't seem to care about preventing it.
nah thats just slut shit