I am hearing more and more momentum to legalize gay marriage. Some Christians and Muslims even support it. The President has evolved and embraced it. If we are going to redefine marriage, why stop at gay marriage? Why not legalize polyandry?
One of the major justification of the traditional marriage is child rearing. However, with the advent of genetic testing, there is no confusion in parentage of a child any more. Moreover, more and more households are either single parent, or multiple parent (50% of marriages end up in divorce; and most of the people involved re-marry). It is not uncommon for a child to have a mother, father as well as step mother(s) and step father(s). I know a kid who has 6 parental units, through multiple marriages and divorces.
So, if gender is not an issue, and "serial marriage" is OK, then why not parallel marriage? Why can't one woman have multiple husbands? There are cultures around the world that have historically had examples of polyandry. Surely, we don't want to be intolerant to these communities? Feminist groups are often against polygamy - because they see it as some sort of abuse of women. But surely they would support polyandry?
What could be the harm in consenting adults participating in a polyandry marriage?
What say Ricochet women? Would you support it? Why? or Why not? How about the guys in favor of gay marriage? Is this going too far or not far enough? How about you traditionalists? If you can support divorce, (serial marriages), why not polyandry?