Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Polygamy next

Brazil is not the first to legalize a polygamous union--a similar female-male-female trio was recognized in the Netherlands in 2005--but the new union has added fuel to an international debate about the possible legal consequences of recognizing gay unions or marriages on the basis of equal rights or equal protection of the law.

Defenders of traditional marriage have always said that the acceptance of same-sex marriage would lead to polygamy; and surely there is no obstacle as far as the law goes.

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