(Closed) Spinoff – When should marriage be legal?

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: All possible cases of marriage should be allowed, as long as it's between 2 consenting adults
    Yes : (62 votes)
    76 %
    No : (19 votes)
    23 %
    You shouldn't even need *both* to consent : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I agree with the family/relation restriction, due to the health risks posed to their possible children and/or family coercion. But other than that, I’m not sure there are other types of 2 person marriage beyond heterosexual and homosexual, unless I’m totally missing something. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I think that certain relatives should not get married because this could cause genetic diseases and defects in children, and in some cases may raise some doubts about whether there actually is consent.

    I also think that restrictions on bigamy/polygamy are reasonable for tax/welfare reasons.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1319 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Out of curiosity, what restrictions do you agree with? I just think a little perspective or a few different examples might help other posters think about their answers. Most people are probably looking at this as just a gay/straight question.

    Post # 6
    Member
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Other than incest I see no reason why consenting adults shouldn’t be able to marry whomever they choose. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    1088 posts
    Bumble bee

    yeah besides gay marriage (in most states) I don’t see what marriages are illegal if it’s  2 adults.. unless you talking about relatives.. I know here in utah cousins cannot get married unless you’re 65 or older.. it’s some weird exception like that..

    Post # 8
    Member
    1088 posts
    Bumble bee

    I feel if 2 people are 18 and older, and not blood related I feel they should be able to get married.

    Post # 9
    Member
    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @sweetpea87: That’s how I took it due to the ‘2 consenting adults’ language. That takes out any discussion of age or multiple partner marriages.

    Post # 10
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    1526 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Yeah, incest is the only real problem I see here since the mixing of such similar gene pools has devastating effects on variability.

    Post # 11
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    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Incest is the only thing I can think of that I wouldn’t agree with.  I’m even okay with polyagmy, as lost as the polygamist only receives the legal benefits of being married once.  That way taxes and property things would still be fair, and people won’t benefit from being married more than once.  I think a good system would be where the polygamist assigns rights to a spouse (ex. X spouse gets my social security when I die).

    Post # 13
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I honestly can’t think of many scenarios in which I’d say two people shouldn’t get married and have it legally recognized. Incest I suppose, depends on the specifics. Couples with a documented history of domestic violence perhaps, or point them in the right direction for pre marriage counseling before granting them a marriage license. That’s really about it.

    Post # 15
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    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @AB Bride: If the marriage was truly between two consenting adult relatives, AND one or both of them was sterile, AND none of their relatives would be scarred for life by it, then I logically don’t have a problem with that. There’s still a huge ick factor of course, but other people’s freedoms shouldn’t be restricted just because I find the idea super gross. 

    Post # 16
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    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think that every adult should have the right to choose who to marry. 

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