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LogGrad98

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If they would just leave the 13-year-old girls alone then I see nothing wrong with polygamy, as long as it is consenting adults.
 

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I've never understood how polygamy could be illegal or be prosecuted. (I'm not talking about people who are engaged in something else underage or otherwise illegal). By law, you can't marry more than one person, so the marriages aren't even marriages to begin with.

But it's also interesting that they take a guy who's providing for multiple families, because he considers himself married to those individuals, and lock him up so they can't support said families, and I suppose the state has to step in in the form of benefits? Anyway. Perfectly cool to have kids with lots of people, just don't say you're married to them.
 

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I've never understood how polygamy could be illegal or be prosecuted. (I'm not talking about people who are engaged in something else underage or otherwise illegal). By law, you can't marry more than one person, so the marriages aren't even marriages to begin with.

But it's also interesting that they take a guy who's providing for multiple families, because he considers himself married to those individuals, and lock him up so they can't support said families, and I suppose the state has to step in in the form of benefits? Anyway. Perfectly cool to have kids with lots of people, just don't say you're married to them.
While I don't know anything about Tom Green specifically, many of these families already get government benefits.
 

LogGrad98

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I've never understood how polygamy could be illegal or be prosecuted. (I'm not talking about people who are engaged in something else underage or otherwise illegal). By law, you can't marry more than one person, so the marriages aren't even marriages to begin with.

But it's also interesting that they take a guy who's providing for multiple families, because he considers himself married to those individuals, and lock him up so they can't support said families, and I suppose the state has to step in in the form of benefits? Anyway. Perfectly cool to have kids with lots of people, just don't say you're married to them.
Gotta remember polygamy laws are on the books because of the federal government trying to suppress the mormons as a growing socio-political force. By outlawing polygamy it broke up parts of the church and weakened their overall political power and allowed the government a foot in the door to take other actions as they deemed necessary. Then the laws just stayed there. There was no other reason for it realistically.
 

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