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#267656 - 01/16/14 04:38 PM Why plural marriages make sense
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AN INTERESTING OP ED FROM CNN

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Why plural marriages make sense
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As discussed in other threads, a new perceptive on relationships has spill over into gay marriage also though this guy proposes that the gov mostly gets out of the question


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#267663 - 01/16/14 05:33 PM Re: Why plural marriages make sense [Re: Ardy]
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Over time I have come to the same conclusion as the author. It's sometimes necessary to untangle the emotional from the rational. There is merit to "traditional" nuclear families, but that merit should not overshadow the benefits of other arrangements. They should be considered on their own merits. Multiple partners prevent straying and enhance support networks. If the goal is strong social units, let's let variety reign. It would be hard to find a more socially fragile and imperfect institution than traditional marriage. Consider that divorce rates indicate that the traditional marriage has already had it's zenith. Multiple marriage is already a norm.
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#267668 - 01/16/14 05:57 PM Re: Why plural marriages make sense [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Aren't all marriages plural?
The Smiths
The Montaignes
The Larrondos
Hmm
Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
...There is merit to "traditional" nuclear families, but that merit should not overshadow the benefits of other arrangements. They should be considered on their own merits. ...

Such is the slippery slope to human-bovine marriages, human-Gila monster connuptials, even corporate mergers... where does it end?
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#267692 - 01/17/14 01:46 AM Re: Why plural marriages make sense [Re: Ardy]
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With consent. Until animals are deemed competent to enter contracts...
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#267701 - 01/17/14 02:26 AM Re: Why plural marriages make sense [Re: Ardy]
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The Religious Right should have no trouble supporting Traditional Marriages, as outlined in the Bible.

You know, the ones where a man has some wives, some concubines, some female bond-servants or employees that can be used for sex, some female spoils-of-war-turned-slave. Of course, the whole idea of using surrogates for child-bearing is Biblical, too. And then there's your obligation to marry your sister-in-law(s) when your brother dies.

You know what I always wondered is what happens to a Jack-Mormon plural marriage after the man dies? Do all the Sister-Wives consider themselves still married to each other? Don't they need to stay together but not remarry so their big family can be reunited on that next planet or whatever? Isn't the result about the same as a lesbian same-sex marriage with children?

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#267702 - 01/17/14 02:28 AM Re: Why plural marriages make sense [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
....You know what I always wondered is what happens to a Jack-Mormon plural marriage after the man dies? ...

I believe that is all spelled out in the marriage contract. If it ain't, I'd sue the lawyer.
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#267714 - 01/17/14 02:52 PM Re: Why plural marriages make sense [Re: Ardy]
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Would that suit be brought in the next life?
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#267725 - 01/17/14 05:47 PM Re: Why plural marriages make sense [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
Would that suit be brought in the next life?
In the context presented, maybe on the next planet? Or whatever suits the suer.

Sewage: see "statute of limitations"
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