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Polygamy, if legalized, would happen in numbers that would significantly increase the ratio of available men to women

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  1. Even if only 2% of men married more than one wife at a time, if they averaged 3 wives, that would result in 6% more men then their are women. For every 100 women, there would be 6 men that would not find a wife. There are 250 million people in America. 6% of 250 million is 15 million. This scenario would therefore result in 15 million american men not ever having the chance to get married. It is easy to imagine more than 2% of very rich men wanting to marry more than one wife. It is easy to imagine more than 6% of women wanting to marry a very rich man, even if they have to live in polygamy. Maybe not now, but over 100 years as the stigma goes away.

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  • Reasons to agree: +4
  • Reasons to disagree: -0
  • Reasons to agree with reasons to agree: +0
  • Reasons to disagree with reason to agree: 0
  • Reasons to agree with reasons to disagree: -0
  • Reasons to disagree with reasons to disagree: 0
  • Total: +4

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