Diamonds sharpen steel. I can be either.
I'm seriously asking others views, and hoping I can find something to learn.
Hopefully this stays peaceful.
Most everyone here is more enlightened than the populous at large, or at least open minded in some areas.
State recognition of marriage is rather new.
With that said: From a non-religious stand point first.
Why is there a desire for the of legaliztion of polygyny? Polygyny is naturally lawfull. Statutes don't make anything lawful or unlawfull. It is what it is.
Polygyny is simply against statute; statute is a man made rule based upon the whims of those at the time.
Law is immuteable and unchangeable.
Why, if a man is self-determining, does he need recognition to Bless his decision, when the benefits of such recognition comes with a high price tag? The same benefits can be acheived through life insurance, wills, deeds, individual contracts etc.
Religous stand point:
A man is to be the leader of his home. As the scriptures say, "As the savior is to the church so is a man to his wife." A man is to place none before God. Yet, when a man goes to ask permission or seek recognition from the state-(statute writer) is he not placing another before God?
A ketubah was a contract between two people, often overseen by the parents of those involved. Abraham sent Eliezer to find a wife for Issac and Rebekah, was brought to him as wife.