mattRSK: There has been some really good discussion on here. I've been doing a lot of reading and I've realized something. My opinion that there should be civil unions for same-sex couples and marriages for man-women couples is actually degrading to the same sex couples. When I think about it at a purely political level it is right that anyone should have the right to be defined as married on that level.
The thing I am confused about is you can make exactly the same argument for couples that are related and polygamy. Why do we have the right to tell them what to do?
Anyway probably the most interesting discussion I've ever had. Bit tough on the brain.
Great post, very honest. I have a lot of respect for people who can put their hand up and say 'maybe I was wrong'. I realise that's not specifically what you're saying but correct me if I'm wrong that it what you implied?
For the record, providing all parties are willing and consenting I personally don't have an issue with the concept of polygamy. It's actually perhaps a less contentious issue considering its more widely accepted in history and in some religions.