A "contributing factor" is precisely what I was suggesting. I thought my wording made that clear. Obviously most polygamy occuring is polygyny, with Mormon communities contributing to the "lost boy effect." The structure of the doctrine makes that imbalance inevitable. But I think religious doctrine greatly magnifies the daring of those who commit polygamy. Plenty of people would like to have multiple spouses, but few outside of religious communities would actually try it. That means that almost all the polygamy that does go on is within the common framework that creates the effects we can measure. More variation would be found following legalization.
Okay, I might or might not get back to you on that.Here is my method for determining social policy.
If you can utilize my method to establish a case for polygamy then I would be open to changing my mind.
And would that be fair to same sex couples? I could cook up a lot of cases of discrimination using your precedent as justification.Yes. If it were conclusively found that children of same sex homes turned out significantly worse than those of heterosexual homes then I would support a ban, or at least a limitation on adoption to same sex parents.