Posted by AuntieMel on February 9, 2006, at 13:57:15
In reply to Re: NH Weighs in., posted by Dinah on February 9, 2006, at 13:34:41
Good questions. Some would say that polygamy is the slippery slope that gay marriage would start.
Others say just limit it to two.
These days the children of your second-step ancestors would have as much right to inheritance as the first-step ones, so it isn't as important an issue as it was then.
But - even among religions there isn't just one answer. I heard a guy on the radio the other day - a talk show about this very topic. The guy was a (Christian, but I didn't catch which branch) preacher and he was talking about divorce. He said that according to the bible there is only one valid reason for divorce - adultery. If you are beaten within an inch of your life you can move away, but you can't divorce or remarry.
Another reason to keep civil and religious compacts separate, I think.