Apr 16, 2009 1:31 PM GMT
This came up in another gay marriage thread. We're curious. If a guy can have, let's see....three husbands and each of those husbands can have three husbands each and each of those husbands can have three husbands each etc etc etc, doesn't that end in one gigantic interconnected marriage? In such a case, would marriage mean anything at all? (In straight polygamy, only the man can have more than one wife. The wife cannot have more than one husband. So much for equal rights.)
Or is this a case, in proposed gay polygamy where only ONE of the couple was allowed to have more than one husband? Sounds lopsided in that case. Even unfair.
Who inherits from the spouse? In a single interconnected marriage involving hundreds or thousands of men, would they each inherit a dollar? What about division of assets etc in a divorce?
When this was brought up, we asked the the person that advocated gay polygamy how it would work and can his two husbands also have more husbands. The reply was a question: can each of us, Doug and Bill, have more husbands. Well, d'oh. We're in a monogamous marriage - not polygamy.