Who thinks that it should be respected in the same way as other things . We all know the fact that religion and god is a biggest hoax ever we have saw and still seeing it . So no matter what it is the polygamy has a respect of its own and it should be encouraged apart from all the religious shit .
Living in Utah, I am surrounded by polygamy, and even offer up that state law allows first cousins to marry, once the female is past child bearing age...I am not so sure that incest is so much a problem in polygamy, as the religious aspect is more responsible, than polygamy in and of itself...and all the concern is mutated off-spring....which then prompts the question in my mind...what if the sex relationship is solely for pleasure as opposed to reproduction?
I think as long as everyone is a consenting adult and agrees to the terms then who cares. I think it sounds like a good idea to be able to marry as many people as you want as long as you all agree upon it. There might be some legal issues however with that and some tax issues.
Why polygamy as such and not polyandry or polyamory generally? I definitely think polyamory should be legal, and people should be able to marry as many partners as they like. Why should monogamous people be the only ones to gain the legal benefits of marriage?
I have a problem thinking about this one because it would seem to me to be an abuse of human rights specifically womens rights - Not sure what I would think if the polygamy worked in the womens favour and they selected which man they wanted to be with - difficult conceptually for me to grasp.
I'm against state endorsement of religious institutions. The legal purpose of marriage is property division, survivorship and parental responsibility. I can't see any practical reason polygamy isn't viable. If three people were one household/ parental unit and one died, the two survivors should have the fewest obstacles possible in addition.