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04 May 2015 @ 07:21 am
The next step  
I've been in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage since shortly after heteroracial ones were permitted, but now my support is suspect because I represent the abomination for which same-sex marriage is the innocent stalking horse: recognition of n>2 marriages, such as the loving, committed one womzilla, nellorat, and I have had for more than 20 years. Of course, there will be a whole new set of problems. For instance, we can't have it in the US until we have a single-payer health care system like the First World has because there are already more than enough people getting married for health coverage. Still, I believe we're getting there. An argument for it.

Thanx to andrewducker
Experiencing Technical Difficultiesresonant on May 4th, 2015 12:44 pm (UTC)
Well, at least the Mormons in Utah won't provide massive funds to shoot down poly marriage initiatives in California.
Sherwood Smithsartorias on May 4th, 2015 01:37 pm (UTC)
Been thinking about poly for some time. And the evolving nature of marriage.
Luke McGuffholyoutlaw on May 4th, 2015 02:30 pm (UTC)
For a while, I thought the government should get out of the marriage business entirely.

In this scheme, any two or more people could apply for a domestic partnership and get all the legal and economic benefits of what we call "marriage" today. And the domestic partnership would have no implication of romance to it necessarily. My example relationships that I thought would have been improved with this arrangement were two straight women who owned a house together, but had small birth families or were estranged from them; and a gay man/straight man who also owned a house together.

Marriage would have remained a private arrangement between whoever wanted one. Whether it was in a church, backyard, handfasting, etc.

Maybe now I should go read the article...
Randy Byers: 2009-05-10randy_byers on May 4th, 2015 03:55 pm (UTC)
I resemble that remark!
Luke McGuffholyoutlaw on May 4th, 2015 03:58 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you know the other couple I was thinking of, even though they no longer share a home. ;>
ericavdg: rainbow pencilsericavdg on May 4th, 2015 02:46 pm (UTC)
Preach it, brother!