1) Marriage should not be a legal institution, and the government should have nothing whatsoever to do with your love life.
2) If you can convince more than one person to marry you, so long as they're over the age of consent, good for you, go for it.
Having multiple spouses happens all over the world, and goes both ways. For example some Muslim men have up to four wives, while women in Tibet can have a few husbands, for a variety of reasons.
It's not for everyone, but if everyone's consenting, I don't see the problem.
I am in full support of polyamory. However, polygamy usually (probably not always) only refers to only one partner having several other wives/husbands. E.g. one man marries several women, but those women aren't allowed to have other partners. I don't think that in all situations that's exactly fair, but hey, if you want to do it, and everyone else is fine, go ahead. *shrug* Well, obviously not, because it's illegal in the UK at least, but you know.
I definitely understand why people could love more than one person. But at the same time, it is difficult to totally eliminate jealousy. You can't say 'I'm polyamorous because I'm cheating on my girlfriend' - you're not doing it with the consent of all the people involved so that is just cheating.
Which do you think is more susceptible, to be in a gay or a polygamous relationship?? (Regardless of what society you live in)
Whatever floats your boat, I suppose.
I'm all for polygamy as long as it's an equal relationship for everybody involved ie. it's not the man having more partners and giving no say to his other wives; but where the relationship is completely equal and okay with everybody.
How can having multiple partners to love you and for you to love them be a bad thing? A family containing multiple partners that is in no way damaging sounds like a good thing to me.
Wow. That was hard to explain.
Nothing wrong with it, as far as i'm concerned... might be a bit confusing for the kids, perhaps, but other than that... originally it was for the procreation of more children, but wiht lower infant mortality and not such an issue wiht inheritance these days, that reason is a bit outdated... but still, most societies where polygamy is practised, at least those I know of, state that all of the partners muct be treated equally, so no one loses out...
i couldnt deal with that :|
im just not that way inclined.
I suppose, if I had to classify myself, it would be polyamorous/polygamous.
I am open about my asexuality here, and the fact that I am in a relationship with a partner who is sexual. Obviously, I lack the will nor desire to fill his needs as regularly as he would like me to. Therefore, I allow him to go and have other, more sexual relationships if he choses to, and if he is honest with me about such (and he is.) Equally, I expect the same back from him - If I find another partner I enjoy the company of, I expect to have time with them and consider them to be a partner of mine. He accepts this because, in his words, "There's no sex. It's just a complex friendship." These ideas/guidelines/whatever were set down at the start of our relationship and have worked for us. I suppose it makes us both polygamous.
I don't feel that one person can support every single one of your needs and desires at every point in your life. They might make you happy, as I make my partner happy, but I can't fill his sexual desire. Thus, I have to accept that to raise his happiness, he has to go elsewhere, so to say. To me, it makes you a happier, more balanced person in yourself.
*shrugs* Different strokes for different folks.