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If polygamy can sometimes be acceptable, all forms of it should be legal

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Reasons to agree

  1. If we agree that some forms of polygamy are acceptable (say with one man and three wives), it is difficult to logically impose restrictions on the number of wives or children that could be involved in a polygamous marriage because they would be, by necessity, arbitrary. Total legalization, instead, is the answer. This could see some sensible guidelines, such as that partners need to be able to provide for one another adequately (which is performed in Muslim communities).

Reasons to disagree

  1. There are many examples that prove that this is bad logic: just because we can drive 65 miles per hour, does not mean that we can drive any speed that we want.
  2. Just because we want to allow some forms of polygamy doesn't mean that we have to allow underage polygamy.

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