Friday, March 05, 2004

Re: First Gay Marriage, Then Polygamy

There is another article that discusses some of the thorny technical issues raised by the state allowing polygamous relationships.

"It would be financially ruinous to make a boss insure the seven husbands of one of his employees. The Internet is already brimming with offers of Asian brides in search of green-card husbands; how many sham marriages would the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service have to sift through once an American man could marry thirty Filipinas? What tax benefits will apply to a plural marriage? How can the authorities turn informants among a criminal gang whose members are all married to each other and thus have immunity from testifying in court?"

I think there are enough different issues here to show definite differences between two-person marriages and polygamous marriages where the law is concerned.

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