Friday, February 1, 2008

Beware Katie and Friends

Generally, monogamous societies are more at ease than those encouraging polygamy or polyandry. And commitment to one woman (even "serial monogamy") is usually easier if not perhaps as much immediate fun as trying to commit to many women/families.

But a bill is working its way through the Arizona legislative system that would imply and perhaps compel that a father loses out on being a father to his children if he has married more than one woman at a time. Oddly, a man can still father away with multiple women while single or married only to one and the law generally says he must take responsibility, but if he marries more than one woman then, apparently, it is "Judge Katie bar the door. "

** Does a father not bring enough hardship on himself with multiple marriages? Why punish (and possibly his children) more? **

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