Jillian Keenan argues that polygamist marriage isn't such a bad idea
(NEWSER) – The right-wing has been saying for years that gay marriage is a slippery slope—what's next, legalized polygamy? "We can only hope," writes Jillian Keenan at Slate. "No. I am not kidding." She argues that polygamy gets a bad rap in this country because of the unsavoryFLDS church, in which young girls are often forced into such marriages. "But legalizing consensual adult polygamy wouldn't legalize rape or child abuse," Keenan argues. "In fact, it would make those crimes easier to combat"—she gives the example of a child who would no longer refrain from reporting an abusive neighbor over fears his polygamous parents would be found out.
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