Do you think polygamy should be legal?

Do you think polygamy should be legal?

  • Yes

    Votes: 135 52.1%
  • No

    Votes: 89 34.4%
  • Other

    Votes: 35 13.5%

  • Total voters
    259

cr@zydude

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With recent news that SA women could soon be allowed to marry more than one man under a newly proposed Marriage Act, do you think polygamy should be legal?
Polygamy is already legal in SA, but in a too restricted a form. I am for legalising polygamy among any group of adults*, as long as all members agree to it. We should restrict polygamy to only some groups, and SA should have a unified marriage act, not the patchwork we currently have.

*SA already has laws preventing close family members from getting married, I am not proposing overriding that.
 

etienne_marais

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No.

You can already sleep around and live with whoever you like. Extending marriage to multiple partners just complicates the law and processes. Probably significant costs in law adjustment too.
 

Brian_G

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Other:

Normally yes, but carefully, there's many complexities involved as posted.

Sometimes no, depends on will of the people in any one community as well, and I'm largely not for this all-do-as-they-please modern concept.
 

Ninja'd

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I don't care how hot she is or if she do the double handed twist gawk gawk 3000, I ain't marrying with another dude in the mix.

Besides, I bet most real polyandrous relationships look like this

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cr@zydude

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Other, should be legal but there should be no extra rights or tax breaks granted for being married to multiple people,

It's been a while since I was in a tax class, but I remember SA tax law only giving spousal benefits for 1 spouse per taxpayer.
 

konfab

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It's been a while since I was in a tax class, but I remember SA tax law only giving spousal benefits for 1 spouse per taxpayer.
There are no tax benefits from being married.

It isn't like the US where there is income splitting (which should absolutely be a thing in South Africa).
 

John Tempus

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Allow it all, freedom of personal choice.

But at the same time , I should be free to laugh at this concept under the same freedom of expression "code of conduct".
 
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