With all this Bama talk in the past week of gay marriages and harsh feelings over this business...I've done a fair amount of reading over polygamy and threesome marriages....which I tend to believe will be acceptable and legal within Bama by 2020.
Naturally, this would disturb some Bama enthusiasts a bit. But you have to sit down and use your Bama intellect on this subject.
Way back in the beginning....Old Testament days....polygamy and multiple wives was acceptable. You can find various mentions in the Old Testament where some prophet mentions this guy, then wife number one, and then wife number two. No big deal. God was apparently all in favor of this tradition.
Oddly....there is some divide that occurs when some guys meet up a generation or two later.....writing up the New Testament, and deciding to just hint a bit that guys might want to be limited one wife, but never clearly saying that "God said.....".
Somewhere along where the Catholic Church came along in ancient Roman days.....that was the dividing point where they determined that one wife was sufficient and spoke to this on various occasions within sermons delivered. It was kinda helpful to avoid the dozen-odd occasions in the Old Testament where multiple wives got mentioned.
So, this brings me to the way that this will happen in US legal standings. The whole fight currently is that no law can determine a marriage is just a man and a woman....thus inviting the whole gay discussion. Well, if you apply the same logic....the same understanding would be that a marriage is not contained to JUST a man and a woman, so you ought to be able to have two wives, or for that matter, three or four or five wives. You won't be able to clearly limit a guy, or to limit a woman to four husbands.....if her happiness is what matters.
All of this will lead some judges to make yet another odd interpretation and leave the door open for more things which have no basis in law or religion.
How many polygamy-type situations would occur in Bama? I would make this odd guess that it might be limited to one hundred "couples" during the first year, and within a decade....maybe include around 2,000 total couples within the state. Course, this would drag out the divorce situation, and how one person might divorce two members....yet the two remaining members might still be married. It also drags out property settlements.....how you'd split a property if one quits a marriage, yet two remain.
You can imagine five Bama guys sitting around a general store situation....discussing this matter. One guy would cite Bible verses where it's appropriate, and one would cite the psychological issues (you gotta be crazy would be spoken over and over). Another guy would cite bathroom troubles as it is currently with the house-trailer and just wonder how you'd handle this with two women in the trailer. The fourth guy would say he really needs another woman because wife number one just can't cook. And finally.....the fifth guy would ask about the sexual implications, and wonder how he'd get all his plowing done by planting season.
Yep.....bold new world coming to Bama. Not a moment too soon. Better start browsing for the second wife now, and preparing the first wife for competition. Hopefully, you can find a second wife who is also a NASCAR enthusiast, enjoys Andy Griffith, stays tuned to Channel Nineteen weather during tornado spells, is a Bama NCAA football fan, knows something about veterinary science, and likes to hunt (unlike wife number one).