So, I'm sure you've all heard the slippery slope fallacy about polygamy being a consequence of same-sex marriage. Now this is, as I said, a fallacy. But it raises the the question of how acceptable polygamy is and whether it should indeed get marriage as well. The first concern for me is jealousy. I've always thought it would be risky to have a relationship with multiple people for as long as I've been mature enough to really think about the subject. But how valid is that concern? And should we allow people to make their own mistakes, and not worry about how many people can actually achieve a group marriage? There's also of course the concern of harem building, given the oppressive sexist nature of many polygamy cultures. How much will there be inequality and force if it is encouraged by recognition such as marriage rights? A third point is while sexual orientation can prevent feelings for the people a "traditional marriage" model encourages you to be with, monogamy can happen with anyone and polygamists can manage. Now it would be sad if they had feelings for more than one person but couldn't get them recognized, but they can at least manage. Overall, the main question is of the ideal world. How far have we come and how good and logical are people? In a more ideal world polygamy wouldn't have the risks it does, but are we close enough? What do you guys think? Release the hounds!