slippery slope to polygamy?

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American Prospect argues that there is no slippery slope from same-sex marriage to polygamy:

According to conservatives, those who want to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples cannot explain why it should stop there. At the Supreme Court's oral argument Justice Samuel Alito invoked not only polygamous marriage but also the caring relationship of a brother and sister who reside together. Assuming consent and mutual commitment, why not let them all wed?

Despite recognizing some supportive relationships for legal or medial circumstances, the piece notes:

Such relationships, however, are not marital. The spousal bond includes a sexual dimension that would be deeply destructive if introduced into other familial relations. The distinctive forms of love and care that characterize healthy family relations among parents and children depend on the exclusion of sexual relations.

I still haven't seen a good argument against recognizing poly marriages.

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