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Should Polygamy Be Legal?
Should polygamy be legal?
Polygamy can have positive consequences for society.
A restriction to monogamy is also a restriction of human nature and may therefore not be made.
Possible negative effects of polygamy can easily be contained.
If polygamy is illegal then cultures which include polygamy are in effect discriminated against.
The supreme court just ruled that homosexual marriage is legal. The court is ready to view marriage differently than in previous generations.
The government should not interfere in the internal affairs of consenting adults.
Legally, marriage represents a more solid and protected base for all parties involved. This should not be denied to people who want to be in a relationship with multiple partners.
A restriction to monogamy violates human rights.
Governments should not prioritize certain forms of relationships over others.
People can already date as many people as they like. There is no need for a legal acknowledgment in form of marriage.
Polygamy violates human rights.
The legalization of polygamy would come along with legal and procedural challenges in federal constructs like the European Union.
Conferring and navigating the legal rights conferred by polygamy to multiple partners vis a vis themselves would be unworkable.
Polygamous marriages are risky for those involved as a one-person income is more unstable.
The government has no compelling interest to sanction or incentivize any type of marriage, including polygamy.
Polygamy can have negative consequences for society.
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