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Old 07-25-2012, 07:56 AM
 
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How does this sit with those who advocate traditional marriage as being between a man and a woman?

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The case could potentially decriminalize a way of life for tens of thousands of self-described Mormon fundamentalists, most of whom live in Utah where bigamy is a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
'Sister Wives' family challenges Utah bigamy law - Yahoo! News

Is there room for a super-extra-Cali-kingsize bed in the world of Christianity?

And is this going to bite Mitt Romney?
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:42 AM
 
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Marriage is a three-party contract between two natural persons of legal capacity and the state.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:49 AM
 
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Marriage is an anachronism. Developed nations have got enough laws already to make marriage obsolete (i.e. everything a marriage provides can be mirrored by other contracts). But it's a kind of religion - makes no sense, but has a lot of followers.

P.S. Mormons should all see a good doctor, or at least eat an apple, or a ton of apples My humble opinion
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:59 AM
 
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If marriage ever becomes no longer between one man and one woman then why not? Anything goes. This is the wonderful world the marriage redefiners seek to plunge us all into because marriage does not fit their particular lifestyle.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:01 AM
 
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The reason why the Mormons were discouraged by federal law from having more than one wife was a ruse - The authorities outlawed the practice on moral grounds and got support for the ban by stirring up public indignation to what was said to be immoral.

The reality was that in some cased back then a man with 10 wives could have 100 children who in time would be of voting age..take this patriarch and unite him with a hundred just like him and you have a huge voting block--The ban on multiple wives was a political one- They did not want Mormons to have too much power-much like splitting up Microsoft....of course this was easy to do in America- all you had to do was say "Look the Mormons are evil" - works every time.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:01 AM
 
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The right of marriage - as with all rights - exists only by law.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:15 AM
 
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The reality was that in some cased back then a man with 10 wives could have 100 children who in time would be of voting age..take this patriarch and unite him with a hundred just like him and you have a huge voting block--The ban on multiple wives was a political one
I don't know anything about this in America, but in Russia it was a bit different - Lenin and then Stalin believed that a great nation can't be built on "filth" - which is how they viewed the sexual revolution that took place after the 1917's revolution. Hence the Soviet fallback to almost Victorian age - banning bordels, and installing very strict media sex censorship.

Well, Russian youth really went to far - like guys demanding the state to somehow force girls into having sex with them without any flowers, cafes, etc. Hard to believe, but it really happened
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:21 AM
 
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Marriage is a pagan ritual thought up a long time ago so churches could profit off the event and although it didnt matter that much about gender in the long run the Male female bonding proved to be the most financially sustaining.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:26 AM
 
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I think that polygamist have just as good an argument as gay marriage activists.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Traditional marriage was primarily a property contract between the parents of the couple to define responsibility for children and dispensation of inheritance. The people involved were treated as the men’s property.

Mammon’s religion (LDS) still treats women and children as property and should be suppressed for that reason among others.
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