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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    with things like birth control and the fact that many families DON'T have kids I'd think that they whole reproductive element of marriage can probably be declared null and void for many...

    ... so when do I get the option of having a few husbands?

    (actually- multiples of either spouse sounds like hell!)
    You think the invention of condoms and birth control pills changed human nature?
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    I could argue that gay marriage is worse for our society too though, as the U.S. govt has always rewarded couples who produce future tax payers and homosexuals do not do this.

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    Booyalab's point goes back to a stage of society long before the US govt, or even taxes as we think of them. It's an archaic concern.

    As for homosexuals, they are far less threatening to me than straight men, aren't they? They're not going to take anything away from me.

    As for reproduction, there are too many people in the world anyway. Gays are okay by me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hmm View Post


    I could argue that gay marriage is worse for our society too though, as the U.S. govt has always rewarded couples who produce future tax payers and homosexuals do not do this.

    *ducks behind a sofa now*

    Wait, I don't get the argument. You're saying:

    *The gov't gives benefits to married couples because they will produce future tax payers.
    *Gay couples are biologically incapable of producing future tax payers.
    *Benefits will be wasted on couples that won't produce future taxpayers if gay marriage is legal.
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    Therefore gay marriage is bad for society.

    But there's always the question of why, if this is the criteria for marriage, it is not denied to heterosexual couples who have no intention of breeding, or to couples who are incapable of breeding for other reasons (sterile). I don't think that there's a "must have children" clause in the marriage contract.
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    Polygamy and polyandry and same-sex unions.

    I am for the legalization of all of these things.

    Let consenting adults live the lives they want to lead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    That damn sex-selective abortion. Patriarchal ideology at its logical conclusion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    "Women hold up half of heaven."
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    This may also interest you:
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    That's all well and good, but if despite all of that they're still killing female babies for ideological reasons, there's a problem. And actually this brings up the complications inherent in having pro-choice leanings while also being feminist. But that's a digression.

    Trust me, I'm not trying to colonize China with my Western feminist ideologies .
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChick View Post
    Let consenting adults live the lives they want to lead.
    So if I brainwash someone to agree to a negative situation (like killing themselves so their souls can board an awaiting spaceship) I should be let to do that to people? I shouldn't be arrested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    That's all well and good, but if despite all of that they're still killing female babies for ideological reasons, there's a problem.
    From my understanding, it's not over ideological purposes per se. Rather when the one-child policy was set up, the assumption was that there would be equal numbers of births for boys and girls. But this ran up against the traditional Chinese views concerning the genders.

    Or am I missing something here?

    And actually this brings up the complications inherent in having pro-choice leanings while also being feminist. But that's a digression.
    Oh Im sure Hmm doesn't mind.

    Trust me, I'm not trying to colonize China with my Western feminist ideologies .
    I find that hard to believe for more than one reason.

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    There was a time in my life when I wouldn't have thought so, but from my present vantage point I could see distinct advantages to being in a polygamous marriage.

    Polyandrous? An emphatic "No thanks!"

    My main concern would be for the younger females of the relationship(s.)
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