I’ve long said that I can’t find a reasonable argument against gay marriage in a civil context. (What various religions want to get in a twist about is up to them.) What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. And the gander. And the goose and the goose.

Anyway, what I’ve been pondering–particularly in the wake of the kidnapping of children by the state of Texas–is what the argument against polygamy is. Obviously the case made by Texas is about polygamy only secondarily; mostly its about child sexual abuse and incest. And I’m all for throwing the book at the perps in this matter, religious freedom be damned.

But I’m also wondering what argument can be made against polygamy between consenting adults. I’m not saying the government need give tax breaks for every spouse or anything. I’m just trying to figure out what I’m missing–is it something obvious?–when I sit here and think that polygamy probably ought be legal.