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but RustyMath posits that a polygamist should vote yes on 8 so that discrimination is magnified.

I never said such a thing.



When you said,

I'll vote for Prop. 8 just as soon as someone can cogently explain why two persons of the same sex should be able to marry while 3 persons of any sex can't
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I'm the one willing to change my vote


and assuming you meant to say I'll vote against Prop 8, it seems your inclination is to vote for 8 unless there was also a proposal to provide for multiple spouses.

I'll also assume you feel folks who want multiple spouses are being unreasonably and unequally discriminated against (if you don't feel that way, then maybe I've really missed your point in this thread).

Same-sex couples can marry now, but you'd specifically take away that right, seemingly on the basis that multiple spouses isn't allowed. That's where the "magnify the discrimination" comment comes from.

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In fact, a polygamist would vote no on 8 knowing that a narrow definition of marriage would further restrict his chosen lifestyle.

Chosen lifestyle?

You might have just answered your own question (re same-sex marriage vs polygamy), as factors such as race and sexual orientation aren't "chosen lifestyles."
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