Freddie wrote:It is not about harm to me, but harm to the institution of marriage. Marriage in Britain circa 1958 = Monogamy (no polygamy), man and woman, until death do them part. Marriage in Britain in 2017 = Polygamy, 'open marriages', same sex marriage, not until death do you part, but until you get 'tired' of one another.
Marriage today is a joke, no wonder so few young people bother, but then that is the point. It was never about opening up marriage (and same-sex marriage is but the tip of the iceberg), but destroying it, by making it mean anything, everything (as per reohn2's last post) and therefore nothing.
So do you think 1958 marriages are all monogamous by agreement?
Like I said, if we have 'open marriages', why not marriages between more than 2 people? Why oppose that?
Because it isn't allowed within UK law,and not without reason,one reason could be that a man with four wives and 40 children could be a bigger burden on the state if he were unable to support them.
Also as our marriage laws were originally based on the Christian church teaching ,though recently ammended to include homosexual marriage to give homosexual partners the same rights as heterosexual partners which is fair IMO.
I think society is becoming more liberal with regard to sexuality and marriage,you may not agree with that and that's your prerogative but as I posted before you can't judge everyone by your own standards,marriage isn't a set of the same laws for everyone